Potato Lentil Mushroom Stew
I have always found stews to provide such comfort, whether on a cold rainy day or even dropping some off to a friend who just came out of hospital. Often stews are cooked for long periods of time, this dish comes in endless amounts of forms but what I love about stew is the feeling it provides in each loving spoonful.
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Dish up desired amount into bowl and serve with refreshed from oven garlic bread - top with crispy shallots for the crunch and added savory tones. Also pairs nicely with MANNA Drizzle if you have some on hand.
This stew is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins (A, D, K), and iron. Adding rosemary to a dish may help stimulate the immune system, increase circulation, and improve digestion.
Protein: Combining potatoes & lentils provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth and development.
Fibre: Fibre dense lentils, potatoes, swiss chard, carrots, and tomatoes feed friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations.
Vitamin A: Providing over 225% of the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A, this dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Carrots and swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamin A.
Vitamin D: Mushrooms are the only non-animal food source that naturally contains Vitamin D. Obtaining daily minimum requirements from a restricted diet can be difficult. Consult with your healthcare provider for help in determining vitamin D needs.
Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process, this dish provides over 150% of the minimum daily requirement. Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamin K.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as lentils, swiss chard, parsley, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.
*Daily nutritional values are obtained from the Canada Food Guide and are based on three primary daily meals with intermittent snacking.