A beach vacation is one of the best things in life. Last weekend I went on a lovely trip to Port Aransus, TX with my family, who participated in a relay marathon called Beach to Bay. I napped while they ran in the heat and humidity.
I like my way better.
But as fun as going away for a few days can be, it can be so hard to eat healthy in an unfamiliar place. Especially when fried seafood abounds. So when I got home, I couldn’t even look at a potato chip. Or think about a burger. All I wanted was something healthy and packed with as many nutrients as possible to press the “reset” button on my digestive system.
Enter: Sweet Potato, Lentil, and Spinach Stew. AKA, probably the healthiest thing you’ll ever have in your life.
And the taste! Don’t let the healthiness of this meal fool you. It. Tastes. AMAZING. A secret ingredient is added at the end that makes it tangy and delicious- red wine vinegar. Seriously- don’t knock it ’till you try it! It has the same affect as adding lemon or lime juice to a recipe- it doesn’t taste vinegary, but it brightens up the whole dish. I got that trick from Greek Lentil Soup (also delicious).
Between the vinegar, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic, and onions… mmm, mmm. This stew is hearty, healthy, and oh so tasty….