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Spiced Lentil Freezer Meal [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Slow cooked spiced lentils, cooked and frozen for later! These little freezer packs of cooked spiced lentils are great because all you have to do is thaw them out and serve with rice, potatoes, or naan bread for a complete meal with plenty of protein!

Spiced Lentil Freezer Meal [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Calories

244

Serves

6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red lentils, rinsed
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  2. Let cool and scoop individual portions into storage containers or plastic bags. Place in the freezer and thaw as needed.
  3. Top with fresh cilantro, roasted pumpkin seeds, and serve with brown basmati rice, quinoa, or naan.

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Easy-to-make, nourishing recipes for busy families. Crissy is a registered dietitian, wife, mom and creator of the blog Begin Within Nutrition where she shares easy-to-make, nourishing recipes for busy families. She has a passion for helping others find balanced health and wellbeing through a healing diet.


 

 

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