I found this recipe yesterday here and slightly adjusted it. It’s vegetarian, high fiber, low fat, tasty & cheap. Check out her site for the original–one thing I found was that it was a bit too sweet, so I would recommend cutting back the 3 Tablespoons of honey to 1-2. And, no, I have not become vegetarian, despite many of the recipes here lately, I just really like my veggies and legumes! 😉 The husband ate two huge burgers tonight-he’s doing just fine.
Sloppy Lentils (slightly adapted from http://www.passionatehomemaking.com)
2 cups water
1 cup lentils (brown or red-I used red) rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped red onion
29 oz can of tomato puree (or use 28 oz can of diced tomatoes or tomato sauce-I had puree)
squirt or two of tomato paste (recipe didn’t call for this, probably not needed)
1/2 cup organic ketchup
2 cloves garlic
1 T apple cider vinegar
1-2 T honey (or rapadura, molasses, etc.)
1 t ground mustard
1 T chili powder
freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
Shredded Cheese (optional)
Whole Wheat Hamburger buns or Bread/Toast
Combine all ingredients in crockpot and set on low for 5 hours. Serve with open whole wheat hamburger buns and cheese, or, I used toasted whole wheat toast for Joe (I had mine without bread but mixed with roasted potatoes).
P.S. I’m really enjoying have a gym membership. Today I was listening to the “Slumdog Millionaire” soundtrack while on the elliptical and “Who Wants To Be A Millinoiare” came on the t.v. Ironic, no? Yesterday I listened to some of those songs while on the treadmill with the incline on 15 and pretended I was hiking in Nepal. You may think I’m joking…
Have a great weekend!
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4: 8