So, I’ve started a diet. However, my hubby and kids don’t need a diet. I need to expand my repertoire of recipes to be healthier and conducive to weight loss. But I don’t want my family’s tastebuds to suffer. So, I’ve decided to do a lot of experimenting over they course of the next few months. If it tastes like “diet food” it won’t make it to this blog or to my recipe box. So, here goes! Wish me luck!
I tried this recipe this weekend. I put it together in the morning, and when we got home from church, the house smelled delicious, and lunch was piping hot and ready to eat. I love meals like this!
1 pound lean beef roast, cut into one inch cubes
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
1 large zucchini, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 cup dry lentils
4 cups beef broth
1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
Combine all ingredients, except for basil. Cook in a crock pot on low for 6-7 hours. Add basil. Stir well and replace the lid. Cook for an additional five minutes. Enjoy!