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Sweet Potato & Lentil Crockpot Stew

17 Oct
Hey, hey!  Happy Friday, friends.  I’m super excited to be flying down to Atlanta tomorrow for FNCE (Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo), the annual conference for nutrition professionals.  This is my first time attending and I’m pumped to check out lectures on the latest nutrition info, find new products and meet fellow RD’s!  If you’re attending, let me know so we can meet up!
Before I head South, I wanted to share a recipe I’ve been relying on for lunches this week.  It’s one of my favorite crock-pot recipes, because it’s easy to throw together (hello, crock-pot!), super nutritious and perfect for fall!  This Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free too, for anyone following special dietary restrictions.
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I’ve seriously enjoyed this stew for lunch every day this week, but switched things up by topping it off with sliced avocado, Greek yogurt or shredded cheddar cheese each day.  Yum!  Hope you enjoy!
Sweet Potato & Lentil Crockpot Stew
Makes 12 servings
5 carrots, chopped
5 celery hearts, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 28oz can diced tomato
48 oz vegetable stock
4 small sweet potatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1.5 cup green lentils
Throw all ingredients into a crock-pot and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.  That’s IT! 🙂
Nutrition facts: 160 calories, 0.5g fat, 480mg sodium, 33g carbs, 8g fiber, 7g sugar, 7g protein
What’s your favorite fall crock-pot recipe?  Are you going to FNCE this year?  Know any good running routes in Atlanta? Let’s talk about it!
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Things I’m Digging Lately IV

5 Sep

Happy Friday, friends! This week seemed to take forever, despite being only 4 days.  Am I right?! So let’s cheers to the weekend and jump right in to a new edition of Things I’m Digging Lately!

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter with Flax & Chia. This stuff is awesome.  It’s extra crunchy because of the flax and chia and saves me the extra step of adding those seeds into my smoothies and oatmeal.  Love it!

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The latest T.Swift song/video.  I just love her.  And love dancing to this song during my long runs!

 

This bulldog playing peek-a-boo. We all know who my favorite bully is (hint: Rocky), but this one is pretty darn cute too.

Crockpot season! Okay, so it’s like 90 degrees here still, but fall is just around the corner and I’m getting pumped for some of my favorite fall recipes.  This week I even made a big batch of Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew which turned out awesome!

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Doesn’t look like much, but it’s delish. And chock full of fiber and protein which makes it perfect for me!

That’s all I got this week…tell me: what are YOU digging lately?  Looking forward to fall?  Let’s hear it.

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