I love this bowl because it’s something I’ve made myself to accommodate my children’s taste buds. They always have seconds of this. I tried to make a dish that’s healthy, tasty and has more than 1 vegetable. After much experimenting, and trials on both sides (kids can be tough critics), I came up with this…


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel sweet potato and cut into small cubes. Rub baking sheet with olive oil and place potatoes on top.
  2. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt, half the cinnamon and some olive oil on top. Bake 20 minutes or until soft.
  3. Next, mince the onion. Heat the rest of the olive oil in a pot. You’ll want enough oil to cover the entire bottom of the pot and then some.
  4. Sauté the onions. Add 1 tsp salt and the paprika. Cook until translucent. Add the pepper. Mix.
  5. Add the lentil. Cook the lentil for just under a minute before you add the broth. You’ll want enough broth to cover everything in the pot (as if you’re making rice)
  6. Add the rest of the spices and allow mixture to boil. Once it is boiling cover the pot and allow to simmer until the water is gone (about 25-30 minutes)
  7. Once it’s ready, you’ll assemble the bowl by putting the lentil on the bottom, scoop of potatoes on top, and finally the dressing (recipe below Lean Mean Green Lentil). The dressing is optional but delivers a nice kick to the bowl. Add either mint leaves or cilantro on top for garnish.

That’s it! That’s my delicious Sweet Potato Lentil Bowl. If you’re the Mom that’s always trying to sneak in more veggies, kale, swiss chard or spinach go great in here. Chop up a handful of your favourite green and cook it with the onions. The kids won’t even know it’s in there because it tastes that good.

Cilantro Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (+ extra for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • juice of half a lime
  • pinch of chili powder

Some Facts About Lentils

Lentil lentil lentil. Fun facts about lentil: lowers cholesterol , has incredibly high levels of soluble fibre, stabilizes blood sugar, great source of protein, increases energy levels, loaded with minerals and vitamins and has literally zero calories.

It’s a feel good food. Try to fit these dishes into your dinner plans once a week.

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