Hey guys! So I know I’m always hitting you with healthy ‘sweet treat’ recipes because I just love recipe developing so much… However, my diet in general is extremely healthy and full of plant based goodness- so today I am sharing one my favourite dinner recipes. You can read more about plant-based diets here.
Tonight my sister and I were cooking in our West Hollywood apartment a super easy and very healthy ‘earth bowl’.
- Black beans
- Green lentils
- Peppers (optional)
- 3 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce
So I haven’t given quantities, as my sister and I made a large batch to share… We did a two hour workout today so needed to fill up on lots of plant based proteins! There are different ways you can cook up the ingredients however I have given our particular method below…
- Firstly, rinse the lentils and boil for approximately 15 minutes. For every 1 cup of lentils use 3 cups of water.
- Once the lentils are almost done, in a separate saucepan, heat the teriyaki sauce on a low heat and add the black beans. After 5 minutes, add the lentils and stir (still on a low heat).
- You can then chop the vegetables and add them to the saucepan. It is best not to heat the veg for too long otherwise you risk losing nutrients. (I do not boil my carrots as I enjoy them raw so add them at the end). Once the dish is heated enough in the saucepan it can be served into a bowl and enjoyed! Super easy and packed with nutrients!
This vegan dish is full of plant based proteins (provided by the black beans, lentils and peas) and antioxidants from the vegetables. It is also high in fibre, potassium and vitamins B and C.