Lentils have a mild, nutty, earthy flavor and will give any dish a boost of fiber and nutrients. Because of their hearty texture and protein content, lentils are sometimes used as an alternative for meat. Available dried or canned, lentils are highly versatile & make a great shelf-stable food.


  • 3.5 cups crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 1 cup green lentils (canned) 
    • Substitute: dried green lentils–cook before adding to recipe
  • 3.5 cups vegetable broth
    • Substitute: chicken broth, beef broth, etc. 
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
    • Substitute: peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, any nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Rinse and drain lentils.
  2. Add lentils, crushed tomatoes, and broth to a medium pot and bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Add the spices and maple syrup and cook over medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add almond butter. Stir until almond butter is completely mixed in.
  5. Serve and enjoy!