Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry

 

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - This dish is vegan, but that doesn't matter because it's so tasty you will love it for the flavor alone!I recently started trying some vegan dishes, mostly because my mom has been eating a vegan diet to see if it will help ease some of her inflammation-related health issues (hi, Mom! *waving*).  I am actually trying the recipes not because they are vegan, but more because they just sound delicious! However, I do believe that a plant-based diet has its benefits, and although I am not planning to go completely vegetarian or vegan at the moment, I am definitely trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into our dinner plans.  So far, this one has been one of our favorites!

Now, before I talk about this dish, in the spirit of full disclosure I will confess that Thing 2 did not like this at all.  It has tomatoes, it has a little spicy kick (which the rest of us love), and overall it is just not something that he would immediately take to.  I knew that even before he tried it.  However, I will keep serving this dish periodically, because it really is so flavorful and I think he will eventually come around!  In our house, if you don’t like the dinner, you are not generally required to clean your plate, but you are required to eat at least some of what is served.  As I always say (and the boys are probably sick of hearing), eating something you don’t like will not kill you!  Sometimes we need to eat things even if they are not our favorites, just because they are good for us and we need the nutrition for our bodies to function properly.  (Although Thing 2 is not completely convinced of that, I am sure!) And you never know, you may end up surprising yourself and not disliking something as much as you think you will!

This recipe was adapted from Our Best Bites, whose recipe was adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe.  This meal is great if you want a big bowl of flavor without the guilt!  Each generously sized serving is around 100 calories.  It is also really filling and super-nutritious!  Did you know that lentils are actually little nutritional powerhouses?  Besides being a great source of fiber, they also provide B vitamins, protein, iron, and more!  So this recipe is a good opportunity to start to work more lentils into your family meal plan, which is good for everyone!

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - This dish is vegan, but that doesn't matter because it's so tasty you will love it for the flavor alone!

 

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry
 
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This dish is vegan, but that doesn't matter because it's so tasty you will love it for the flavor alone! Adapted from Our Best Bites.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach (can substitute frozen, if needed)
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons curry paste (I used mild)
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the lime juice and cilantro in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Stir in lime juice and cilantro and serve.
Notes
Nutrition information is approximate. Your results may be different due to different brands/products and measuring differences.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ of recipe Calories: 105 Fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 22 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 875 Fiber: 7 Protein: 7

 

 

Enjoy!

Kristin -

 

 



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  1. Mom says

    Hi Kristin! *waving*. I’m so glad you’re trying to incorporate more plants into your regular diet. It’s been a marvelous change for me in terms of aches & pains (old age is not for sissies!). Through my new vegan friends, I’ve met so many people who have been relieved from the pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a large variety of other issues by moving to a plant-based diet. By the way, this recipe is great! The nice thing about recipes like this is that a “heat-lover” can add more spices and a “mild-lover” can decrease the spices……so everyone can be a winner. Love you! Mom

    • Kristin King says

      Definitely! You can dial it up or down. I think it is so cool how cutting out meat and dairy has helped your pain!

  2. Mom says

    And so many people don’t realize that it’s inflammation that causes a lot of pain and yet we all know that a swollen bruise hurts. We are told to put ice on a twisted ankle to minimize the swelling. Etc. Well, meat and dairy (in particular) cause inflammation. Also, inflammation is one of the catalysts that “trigger” the transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. These are some of the many good reasons to move slowly towards a plant-based diet!

  3. says

    Good Morning Kristin, I love all the ingredients which you have used in your slow cooker red lentil curry and I have each and every ingredient in my store cupboard. On Tuesday I am going to my sewing group, so I am going to make this curry before I go, so that our evening meal will be ready to eat when I return home.
    I use a lot of dried beans and lentils in my cooking as they are so very healthy. Please thank your mother for the tip about meat causing inflammation….. I knew about dairy, but I did not realise meat could cause inflammation.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

    • Kristin King says

      I will pass that along to her! She is getting to be quite knowledgeable about the effects of different foods on our bodies. Thanks for stopping by, Daphne!

  4. says

    And so many people don’t realize that it’s inflammation that causes a lot of pain and yet we all know that a swollen bruise hurts. We are told to put ice on a twisted ankle to minimize the swelling. Etc. Well, meat and dairy (in particular) cause inflammation. Also, inflammation is one of the catalysts that “trigger” the transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. These are some of the many good reasons to move slowly towards a plant-based diet!
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  5. Phoebe says

    This looks fantastic! I want to make it soon. How did you make the rice that you served with the curry?

    • Kristin King says

      Thanks, Phoebe! I used jasmine rice and cooked according to the package directions, and then right before serving I mixed in a couple of tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro, because I love cilantro! :-) I hope you enjoy it, thanks for stopping by!

  6. Emily Goodchild says

    Hey, i’m just wondering how this would freeze and how long you think it lasts in the fridge once you cook it?

    • Kristin King says

      Hi Emily! The leftovers were a little pasty when reheated, but still really delicious! I would imagine you can store it for 4-5 days in the fridge. I definitely think you could freeze it as well, although I haven’t tried it myself. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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