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Healthy Lentil Stew

Ah, being a new mom. The exhilarating and exhausting days and nights of parenthood! So much to do and so little time and yet… one thought keeps fighting it’s way back into our minds: the weight. After becoming a mother, women (or at least me) often think about how quickly they can return to their original weight. But balancing family life and a diet can sometimes feel nearly impossible. Hence, this lentil stew, it’s easy, hearty, fulfilling, and healthy.

The need to look good is inherent to all women. But let’s face it, when there’s no time to look at yourself in the mirror, there’s definitely no time to head to the gym. The initial tiring months though joyous, are not made easier by jeans that are just too tight. And breastfeeding means diets are out of the question.

Enter this lentil stew. It’s ideal for any mom craving a pleasant, healthy, and balanced meal and it’s perfect for the entire family. It’s also great to have in your repertoire as the days get cooler and we’re looking to warm up from the inside out.

Time tip: don’t worry if you were unable to soak the lentils overnight. Unlike other beans, lentils do not need to undergo this process!

Healhty Lentil Stew

  • 1 package (14 oz) of lentils
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 leek, cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 small potato, cubed
  • 1/2 squash, cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper,  crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh herbs (ground pepper, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf)

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