Abigail Joy Dougherty: Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert & Lover of Life
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Slow Cooker Carrot Lentil Casserole

Hello and happy Monday!!



Wow, I feel like it’s been forever since the last time I posted. Goodness me, actually 13 days…. but who’s counting?

A lot has happened in the last few weeks!

My mom came to visit!

My lovely mom and I in St. Pete

My lovely mom and I in St. Pete

I ran the St. Pete Women’s Running Half Marathon – AWESOME race!

This is the "I'm happy I just PR'd" face :) See it on Instagram here

This is the “I’m happy I just PR’d” face 🙂 See it on Instagram here!

My husband and I bought a HOUSE!! YAY!!

Right after we got our very own keys! :) Instagram :)

Right after we got our very own keys! 🙂 Instagram 🙂

And we moved!! Yipppeeee!!  It’s been a GOOD last couple of weeks!



I really am just feeling overwhelmed with thankfulness! And the fact that we are in before the holidays just makes me GIDDY!!

Needless to say, I have been dying to get cooking in my new kitchen and since I started Elf for Health by Lindsay and Elle – Check it all out here or here – I have a GREAT reason!



Today’s challenge, Go Meatless, which coincides with Meatless Monday brings me to one of my new favorite recipes: Slow Cooker Carrot Lentil Stew! It is simple, delicious, vegan, gluten free and FABULOUS! I found this little cookbook gem while “thrifting” with my Mithers (mom) and flipped right to said recipe – It was love at first sight. Image 3 Seriously, ENJOY! This is so delicious!!

Slow Cooker Carrot Lentil Casserole

Serves 4-6
Adapted from Fix It and Forget It: Circa 2004 🙂


Doesn't photograph well but it's delish!

Doesn’t photograph well but it’s delish!

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup 2% cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp of any of the following: dried thyme, dried basil, dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth or Herb-Ox


  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cover. Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
  3. DONE. Enjoy!! <3

Day #1 of #elf4health done!

Will you join me?

Hope you’re enjoying and being thankful for this week! <3


3 Comments to “Slow Cooker Carrot Lentil Casserole”

  1. Congratulations on an AMAZING couple of weeks!

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