Friday, June 20, 2014

Meatless Fridays : Lentil Tacos



Who doesn't enjoy a taco or two, but without meat in it? Might be scary for some, the idea of not consuming meat. After all, it's taco! I had mentioned before that when we can, we do a meatless meal once a week. Baby steps to eating healthy are way better than not taking steps at all. We do the best we can on substituting some ingredients for a healthier one, making most of the spices or ingredients homemade and revising a recipe with lesser sugar.

You can make this meal a vegan treat by substituting the cheese to vegan cheese. There is no need to panic over not having meat in it. These lentil tacos are pack-full of protein, satisfying, and most importantly delicious.




Ingredients:

1 cup washed lentils
2 cups vegetable broth (Homemade or store bought)
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 tbsp Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 tsp minced garlic
Taco Shells
Toppings of your choice: guacamole, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese.

Directions:

Add all the ingredients in the crockpot.  Give it a stir. Cook high for 4-6 hrs. Don't worry if it looks like soupy at first..the lentils will absorb it.



This is why crock pot liners are always nice to have.


Fill the taco shells with the lentils and top it with your favorite fillings/toppings.



Recommended Cookbook:

Everything You Need To Know About Beans, Grains, Pulses, And Legumes, Including Rice, Split Peas, Chickpeas, Couscous, Bulgur Wheat, Lentils, Quinoa And Much More

Includes 185 healthy, wholesome, and delicious recipes using all types of pulse and legume.



Enjoy!









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3 comments:

  1. I think I just found my next meatless Monday recipe. They look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This looks so good (even for being meatless! haha). Seriously though I think it's great you try to have 1 meatless meal a week, I love that idea! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week

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  3. I've never had lentil tacos before, but what a great idea for a meatless meal. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday, hope to see you again tonight.

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