- 1 16 oz bag lentils
- 2 bell pepper
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 large carrot
- 4 garlic
- 1 onion
- 1 28 oz can canned tomatoes diced
- 3 cups water
- 2 Tbsp tomato
- 3-1/2 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- 2-3 tsp salt
- 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 15 oz can black beans
- 1 15 oz can kidney beans
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- Combine all ingredients except peanut butter in slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours.
- Add peanut butter, stir to combine, and cook for an additional 1 hour.
Kaitlin Williams Eckstein, MPH, RD, LD never fails to disappoint. This lentil chili recipe is amazing, definitely one to add to my regular dinner rotation!
This EASY lentil chili recipe was prepared by our dietitian’s in our nutrition counseling office.
Lentils are such an excellent protein source and can be used in many recipes including some of our favorites:
Why use lentils? It is a great way to mimic the texture of meat if you are trying to eat less meat and add more vegetarian and vegan foods into your diet. For more information on vegetarian eating, take a look at these blogs:
- Eleven protein packed vegetarian recipes to keep you full and focused
- Five travel tips for a vegetarian
Is a vegetarian or vegan diet right for you?
There are a number of questions out there in regards to going vegan or vegetarian. For example, I have heard this question several times, “can I be a healthy vegetarian?.” To answer this question– if done right, you most certainly can! There are pros and cons to each different kind of vegetarianism and we’re here to address them and also educate on the nutritional differences between each diet.
An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.