Low maintenance cooking that can be done on the cheap, the crock pot is a great tool for athletes. Maximizing potential for athletes requires they learn to prepare meals that are properly fueling their recovery. That means a wide spectrum of nutrients including macros like protein (this has over 20g/serving). This recipe was first featured by our friends over at Root Force Fitness and made on conventional stove top. I modified it slightly to work with a slow cooker, because that fits my lifestyle better and it turned out great. Throw the ingredients in the pot, set it and forget it!
1 Medium Onion - chopped
3-5 Garlic cloves - chopped
2 green, yellow or red pepper (your preference) - chopped
2 carrots - chopped
2 stalks of celery - chopped
4 or 5 white mushrooms - chopped or sliced
1 cup red lentils lentils
1 (540ml) can of kidney beans -- drained and rinsed
1 (398ml ) can of chickpeas
1 (796ml ) can of stewed tomatoes
1 (156ml) can of tomato paste
1 cup of water
Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
Tip: Vacuum seal individual portions and freeze for convenient meals later!