Lentils are a great source of fiber. Fiber = prebiotics. As I said before, fiber is really important for gut health. This is a super easy but tasty lentils recipe I’ve been making. Even my husband likes it.
What I Use:
- ½ c dried lentils (soak overnight)
- 1 small carrot (diced)
- 1 stalk of celery (diced)
- Tiny bit of onion & garlic (see the note in this post about onion/garlic during gut recovery)
- 1 can of chicken broth (or equivalent homemade bone broth)
- 1 tbs. coconut oil
- Seasoning of choice (simple salt & pepper or immunity blend or my current fave is Penzey’s flash forward blend)
What I Do:
- Heat coconut oil over medium heat.
- Add onion, garlic and sauté until translucent but not brown.
- Add carrots and celery. Sautee for a few more minutes, until softened.
- Add the pre-soaked lentils, stir.
- Add broth and seasoning, stir.
- Turn heat up to medium high to achieve light boil.
- Turn heat back down and simmer until liquid cooks down, stirring occasionally.
Voila! Easy, tasty lentils!