A quick-to-prep, delicious & nutritious stew! (Crockpot)

Do you know what the best feeling is? Coming home to a cooked dinner. Since I typically do all the cooking in the household, I’m beyond grateful for a thing called the crockpot!

This recipe is a simple to prepare in the morning and a yummy and nutritious meal to come home to. Serve it with a salad and few slices of bread for dipping and you’re golden!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash (1/2 inch pieces)

2 cups vegetable broth

1 can (about 15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 can (about 14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes

1 cup chopped sweet onion

3/4 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed and sorted

2 teaspoons cumin or coriander (or 1 teaspoon of each)

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Olive oil

Thyme

INSTRUCTIONS:

Coat inside of crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Combine squash, broth, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, lentils, cumin and salt in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or high 4 – 4 1/2 hours or until squash and lentils are tender.  Ladle into shallow bowls. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with thyme.

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