If you like curry and are looking for a comfort-food type stew for a cold night, this is a nutrient and protein packed meal that will keep you full and warm! The lentils provide iron and fiber, the beans and quinoa provide protein, and the spinach adds vitamins and nutrients that will aid in your digestion. It is easy to make and you’ll have plenty for left overs. Store in the fridge in air-tight containers so you have easy access to a healthy and satisfying lunch or dinner later in the week….
- 5 cups chopped spinach
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 can rinsed black beans
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with juices OR 4 chopped fresh tomatoes
- 1 mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 small onion (either red or yellow), diced
- 1 jalapeno (optional)
- 1 can corn
- juice of 2-3 lemons
- juice of 2-3 limes
- Combine everything in a large bowl and toss to mix!
I was in the mood for a light meal with leafy greens. I really have had a hard time eating salads during my pregnancy and I know I need more iron, so I am trying to incorporate spinach into soups and main courses to get the nutrients I need. I loved this meal because it was rather simple and it tasted great two ways – my husband added some red sauce on top and I just mixed in some goat cheese to make it creamier. You don’t need to add in either of these things, but they are options for you! The cheese will melt as soon as it hits the hot mixture of squash, chicken, and spinach…. yum! :-)…