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Smoky Lentils with Kabocha Squash

Article written and reviewed by Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
Published December 13, 2018
Smoky Lentils with Kabocha Squash

This warm, savory dish packs a punch with protein and fiber to keep you feeling satisfied for hours without feeling weighed down by meat and oil.
And if you've never tried kabocha squash or smoked paprika, you're in for a real treat. You may want to make this dish all Winter long!
Recipe and photo by: Catherine Perez, MS, RD, LDN (@plantbasedrd).

Smoky Lentils with Kabocha Squash

Smoky Lentils with Kabocha Squash

This warm, savory dish packs a punch with protein and fiber to keep you feeling satisfied for hours without feeling weighed down by meat and oil.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 417 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 1/2 cup kabocha squash, steamed
  • optional: roasted broccoli, snap peas, spring salad mix
  • optional: salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bring water and lentils together in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and add in spices.
  • Continue to cook until all water is absorbed by the lentils.
  • Steam kabocha squash and any other veggies you wish to add to the dish.
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 27gFat: 1.6gFiber: 14g
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About the author 

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the Digital Content Manager at Mastering Diabetes. She holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Anthropology from Hendrix College, and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. Jamie has been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle since 1999. In addition to writing at Mastering Diabetes, she teaches continuing education courses to other health professionals on the science behind a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for specific medical conditions.