Sweet Potato, Spinach and Lentil curry is a comforting vegan/ vegetarian dish that makes a delicious vegan curry.
Me and Tom are on a bit of a health kick recently. I mentioned in one of my posts, Tom came across an author called Ben Greenfield, and his book called Boundless and it’s made us a little more conscious of the way we are living. We are making more of an effort to get out and exercise daily. I can now run a lot more than I used too. I’m really proud of myself but more so that I have a great husband who pushes me to do these things. I don’t think I will ever be a long-distance runner but I’m happy with the progress I’ve made over the last few weeks. But with the exercise comes the healthy eating.
Going cold turkey, kind of…
I am a huge chocoholic and I have been really trying to cut back. At this point I haven’t had chocolate in around 2 weeks which is amazing for me! I can eat so much chocolate and not feel sick, but I never really enjoy it. I think it was because when I was younger my parents let us eat lots of it and then we were restricted to it. When I became an adult I knew I could eat as much as I wanted, so I did. But cutting it out, I’ve also lost 3lb which I’m over the moon about.
A little about my job…
My job involves me sitting all day, I am a beautician and have been for 15 years now. I have long days so by the time I got home I didn’t want to be out exercising and watching what I ate. But having lockdown has made me a lot more conscious of what I’m putting in. Don’t get me wrong I would love nothing more than my local curry houses’ chicken saag bhuna. It’s honestly delicious but when you’re not cooking it yourself you don’t know what’s going in it. Also, you get a sense of pride when you cook it yourself and it’s delicious. If you’re wanting to try another at home “takeaway” have a look at Toms Katsu Curry. I would say it’s equally as good as Wagammas, if not better!!
Getting your veggies in…
I love incorporating lots of vegetables into our diets, I feel like we are really giving our bodies the best when we eat lots of colourful tasty foods. I do find the easiest way to do that is stick to either vegan, vegetarian or basic meat and vegetables. This is what we have been trying to do more of and so far it’s going pretty well. I know the guidelines say 5 fruit or vegetables a day but I do like to squeeze as much in as I can. This vegan curry is the perfect excuse. You could even add in some butternut squash to give you more of the good stuff. If you want another way to get in your 5 a day, take a look a these recipes here…
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 Clove of Garlic
- 1 thumb-size chunk of Giger
- 1 Red Chilli
- 1 Small Sweet Potato
- 1 Small White Potato
- 100g Lentils
- 300ml Vegetable Stock
- 50g Spinach
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Coriander
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 Sping Onion
- Coriander to garnish
- Heat your oil in a pan with a lid on for a minute. Chop your red onion and add that in, keep on a low heat and stir occasionally until softened for 10 minutes.
- Crush your garlic, peel, and chop your ginger, and de-seed your chili and chop.
- Add to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
- Add in turmeric, cumin, and coriander and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Peel and chop your potatoes, add those to the pan and turn up to a medium heat.
- Boil your kettle and get the stock ready.
- Pour in your lentils and your stock. Give everything a really good stir. Add some salt and pepper.
- Bring to the boil and cover for 20 minutes on medium heat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 569Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1454mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 11gSugar: 12gProtein: 28g
Thanks for heading our to our blog to check out this recipe. Here are a few of the others that we have made recently. But don’t forget to let us know if you make this Sweet potato, Spinach & Lentil Curry in the comments below.