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Lentils healthy eating

Today I want to share the way I prepare lentils. This recipe is my version of the Peruvian recipe. I hope you like it.

Here are some of the benefits of eating lentils.

Good for muscle generation

Help Control diabetes

Improve digestion

Counteract cancer

Good source of folic acid

Healthy nervous system

High iron content

Improved electrolytic activity

Boosts metabolism

Solution for anemia


  • 1 cup lentils (when cooked the amount will double)

  • 3 to 4 cups water (more water for more soup consistency)

  • 1 potato (diced)

  • 1 red onion (diced)

  • 1 tomato (diced)

  • 1carrot (diced)

  • 1 cup of lentils water (more if you like it soupy)

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic

  • cumin, turmeric & paprika powder

  • salt & pepper


  1. In a large pot add water and lentils. Let them cook in medium high for about 20 minutes (covered).

  2. After cooked remove from heat and strain the lentils and save the liquid.

  3. In a large pan warm oil, add onions and let the onion cook until it become translucent. Add garlic and let it cook for a few seconds.

  4. Add cumin, turmeric and paprika. On low heat mix them together until well combined.

  5. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper stir until well combined.

  6. Here is where you can add ground beef, diced chicken or sausage. Cook them for about 3 min. This recipe is light, no meat but you can make it your version depending on your diet.


7. Add the potatoes, carrots and the lentils water saved from earlier. Let is cook (covered) for about 10 min, or until potato and carrots are cook.

8. Add cooked lentils and mix everything together. Let them cook for 3 minutes on low heat. Add salt if needed.

That is all! enjoy!

This recipe is toddler approved!! It was a success because K liked it and ate it! :)

lentils todler approve

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