A Taste of NHBP: Velvety Mushroom Gravy & Lentils

Velvety Mushroom Gravy & Lentils

Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Calories 0.28 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 2 cups broth of choice
  • 13.5 ounce can of unsweetened coconut milk
  • olive oil
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Thinly slice mushrooms. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add olive oil, minced garlic and sliced mushrooms. Sauté until the mushrooms have softened and started to brown.
  • Next, add the thyme, sage, lentils and broth. Stir to combine. Place the lid on the pot and cook for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes and the lentils have softened, add the coconut milk and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes until the mixture has slightly thickened.
  • Serve over brown rice or potatoes and with a side of vegetables!

Lovely Legumes

Have you ever heard of legumes before? Even if you haven’t, you’ve probably eaten them! Legumes are a family of plants that encompass lentils, peas, pulses and beans. What a delicious group of food! There are a number of different types of lentils and they all have a large variety of nutritional benefits. In general, legumes are going to be a great source of fiber. Fiber helps keep your digestion system working its best and helps keep your heart healthy as well. Legumes are also a great source of plant-based protein. Incorporating plant-based protein in place of red meat, even just once per week, is a great way to lower saturated fat intake. One of the best parts about legumes is how affordable they are too; one bag of lentils cost around $2.00 and can make multiple meals for a family of four!

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