Try our Spicy Lentil Stew. You can spice up this hearty stew even more by adding a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes in when sautéing the vegetables. Or, tone it down by using Apple, Italian, or Mediterranean flavored chicken sausage.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1 cup
14 ounces spicy chicken sausage (jalapeno or andouille)
2 stalks celery, medium dice
1 medium onion, medium dice
2 carrots, medium dice
1 red bell pepper, medium dice
3 cups water
1 (14.5-ounce) can reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1 cup dried lentils
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 Bay leaf
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Verify that broth and sausage that you are using are gluten-free and this dish can be gluten-free.
Fruit dishes can make a wonderful, healthy dessert. The smell of these apples baking in the oven will have your mouth watering.
Serve this flavorful apple dish as a side or as an appetizer with whole grain crackers.