Make Ahead Meals: Cozy Up Veggie Stew

As you approach your due date, one great idea is to make and freeze some go-to meals. This soup is especially hearty, and great for fall and winter births. It’s packed with nutrient rich ingredients for new moms; from the iron in lentils to the vitamin C in the red peppers (to help you absorb the iron,) turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits and coconut milk which is great for your immune system.

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Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes, diced

1 zucchini, diced

2 diced red peppers

1 can no salt added diced tomatoes

¾ cup red lentils

1 can of coconut milk

1 cup water

2 tsp turmeric

½ tsp white pepper (optional)

Directions:
•             Combine all ingredients in a medium to large soup pot.

•             Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 (or until the sweet potatoes are soft)

•             Top with fresh parsley or thyme and enjoy