Fall Chicken Lentil Stew Slow Cooker

Fall Chicken Lentil Stew

Delicious, Hearty, Healthy and oh so Satisfying

by,

Jennifer Gresham

Delicious, Hearty and Healthy

Delicious, Hearty and Healthy

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Dried Green Lentils
  • 2 Cans 25oz Organic Diced/Chopped Tomatoes
  • 6-8 Cups Water
  • 1 TBS Organic Better Than Chicken Bouillon
  • 3 Medium Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 3 to 4 Carrots
  • 1-2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 1/2-2 Lbs Frozen Organic Chicken Thighs
  • 1 TBS Minced Garlic
  • 1- 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 1 TBS Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • Celtic Sea Salt to taste

 

Directions

  1. Wash lentils.  Place washed lentils in crock.
  2. Add Frozen Chicken, Water, and Bouillon
  3. Chop Sweet Potatoes, Onion, Carrots, Red Bell Pepper and Garlic.  Add all to crock
  4. Add Spices and give it a stir
  5. Look at it.  Does it need more water?  It depends on how thick you like your stew.
  6. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  7. If you can 1-2 hours before dinner check.  Add more spices or salt if needed.
  8. Before serving.  Remove Chicken and Chop up.  Add back to stew.
  9. Serve and Enjoy

I made this up when I was in a hurry and desperate to get something in the slow cooker before I had to get to teaching my PiYO class.  I was frantic and used what I had.

We all loved, loved, loved it.  I loved the mix of savory and sweet flavors from the sweet potato, nutmeg and cinnamon.

 

This is worthy of repeating!

This is worthy of repeating!

Nutrition Pictures

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Love this reference!

Love Spouts

Soaking helps with nutrition and is so much easier to digest!

Motivational Pictures

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You are NOT in competition with others!

We are only trying to be a better version of ourselves!



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I love this one!  This is truly my Moto!

I tell myself this when I am working hard and sweating a lot.

I learned to LOVE sweat!

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This is just the TRUTH!

Slow Cooker ( Over Night ) Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats

 

by,

Jennifer Gresham

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Jennifer’s Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats

My kids and I love this.  When you wake up it smells so good!  You roll out of bed, get ready and walk into your kitchen with breakfast ready!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups raw goat milk (cow milk, unsweetened almond milk, or unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 1 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup or less organic maple syrup (Rapadura, brown sugar, unrefined or raw sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups 100% Pure Pumpkin (I like the Libbys 100% Pure all natural no preservative canned)
  • 1 Tbs Cinnamon (or more if desired)
  • 1 tsp Cloves (optional)
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (optional)

 

**I like spices!  So please use the spices as you desire.

*** I do me sure that when I wake up I turn off the crock pot right away.  This helps it cool a little  and and keeps it from over cooking.

Optional toppings – fresh sliced fruit, nuts, coconut, dried fruit, honey.  Sky’s the limit!  I am personally going to try craisins next time-  Because I love them!

Instructions:

Grease the slow cooker insert with the butter. Place the water, milk, steel cut oats, sugar, pumpkin, spices and salt into the slow cooker. Stir.

Turn slow cooker on to LOW and cook for 7 hours.

Serve warm and enjoy!