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Lentil Baby Potato Stew Recipe

Lentil Baby-Potato Stew Recipe

If you remember my blog post from last week, (Prediabetes and Lentils) you'll remember how much lentils can help you control your blood sugar.

That's right! These fiber-rich gems are like gold when it comes to blood sugar control.

Sounds like my Lentil Baby-Potato Stew Recipe would be a great idea for supper! I've given you instructions for both the Instant Pot and the stove.

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Last week we talked about how great lentils and other fiber-rich foods are when it comes to you getting healthy again.

Lentils will help you:

  • Lower your blood sugar
  • Lower your body weight (if you need to)
  • Lower your A1C
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Lower your Triglycerides
  • Lower your Blood Pressure

How can this be? What's so great about lentils?

Lentils

Lentils have a secret weapon all packed into their cute little shape.

What's this secret weapon?

Natural Fiber.

Fiber –  like in whole grains, lentils and beans – slows down your digestion.

Slow digestion =  it takes a long, long, long time for any glucose to get intro your bloodstream. 

Slow digestion  =  the glucose goes into your bloodstream very, very, very slowly...sort of like with an IV drip.   

This is awesome news for your blood sugar control!


The Foods With The Most Fiber

Do you know what foods have more fiber than any other? Lentils and beans!

Lentils and beans also taste great, are packed with protein, and are super cheap to buy.

So what are we waiting for?

Let's make my Lentil Baby-Potato Stew Recipe!

Lentil Baby-Potato Stew Recipe

Servings: 6 - 8

  • 2 cups dry brown lentils, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 diced onions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups diced canned tomatoes
  • 10-15 baby potatoes, whole
  • 1 TBSP curry powder (I use Frontier's Co-op Curry Powder)
  • 1 TBSP cumin powder (I use Frontier's Co-op Cumin Powder)
  • 2 TSBP Bragg's Liquid Aminos*
  • 1/2 tsp salt (check the salt to taste when cooked, add more if necessary)
  • Optional: 1/2 acorn squash, cut into chunks

*If you don't want to use the Bragg's Liquid Aminos, just increase the salt to 2 tsp salt for the whole recipe

Directions: (Instant Pot)

Sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil. Add the spices, tomatoes and Braggs, then sauté a bit more. Add the rest of the ingredients to the Instant Pot.

Set for 7 minutes. (Yup! that's all the time your Instant Pot needs to cook your supper!!!)

When cooked....

Check the salt and add more salt if needed.

(The Braggs Liquid Aminos has a bit of salt in it, so that might be enough for you plus the 1/2 tsp of salt from the recipe.)

If you don't know what an Instant Pot is...it's a pressure cooker/slow cooker in one. It saves me tons of time.

You can also program it so your supper can be cooking when you're at work!

Instant Pot

Directions: (Stove)

Sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil. Add the spices, tomatoes and Braggs, then sauté a bit more.

Add the rest of the ingredients plus 1 extra cup of water and bring to a rolling boil.

Reduce heat to low medium and cook for 35 minutes or until the lentils are tender with a slight bite and not mushy.

Check the salt and add more salt if needed.

(The Braggs Liquid Aminos has a bit of salt in it, so that might be enough for you plus the 1/2 tsp of salt from the recipe.)

How Much Is a Suitable Serving for Prediabetics?

All the carbohydrates in this recipe are complex carbs, so that means you will digest my Lentil Baby-Potato Stew Recipe very slowly and have a minimal blood sugar increase.

Aim to eat about 1 cup with at least 2 to 4 baby potatoes in your serving.

If you skip the potatoes, you will get hungry quicker (so don't). Baby potatoes are totally okay to eat.

Salad to Go With Your Stew

I discovered my Cucumber Mint Salad goes great with this recipe! It's super easy to make too! (and super, super yummy!)

Sometimes I just mix the salad right in with the Lentil Baby-Potato Stew on my plate!

Cucumber Mint Salad


The Benefits of Lentils

If you want to read all about the benefits of lentils when it comes to controlling your blood sugar, check out my blog post: Prediabetes and Lentils

I hope you love my Lentil Baby-Potato Stew as much as I do.

Bon Appetit!

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About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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