The tag team of black lentils and sweet potatoes creates a satisfying dish that is jam-packed with heart-friendly and hunger-squashing fibre. Any leftovers of the lentil mixture are a great dish on their own served as a healthy lunch.
The sweet potatoes can be prepared ahead of time and kept chilled for up to 3 days. Simply reheat the baked potatoes in the oven.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Using fork, poke several holes in sweet potatoes. Place potatoes on baking sheet and bake until fork tender, about 45 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on size of potatoes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and salt; heat until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and heat for 1 minute. Add thyme, cumin, coriander, turmeric, allspice, and black pepper to pan; heat for 30 seconds. Add lentils and 2 cups (500 mL) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Stir in kale and heat for additional 10 minutes.
To serve, slice down centre of each potato and stuff with lentil mixture. Top with dollops of Greek yogurt and walnuts. Garnish with lemon zest.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.