Are you looking for an excellent source of iron, zinc, B vitamins, magnesium, and potassium?  Lentils!  They are high in fiber, a plant-based protein and low in fat.  They make an excellent gluten free meal.


  • 1 pound lentils
  • 1 pound frozen spinach
  • 2-14 oz cans chickpeas with liquid
  • 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 chicken breasts, 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 kielbasa (turkey, pork, etc), chopped
  • ½ jar of Masala Sauce from Trader Joes
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Chana Masala Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ashwanganda (optional)
  • Kosher or Sea Salt to taste
  • Pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or veggie)
  • 1-2 cups water


Place all ingredients in an Instant Pot. To know how much water, add this last and fill to the max line in a 14 cup Instant Pot. Lock the lid, set on Manual for 10 minutes. Let it release naturally, this should take about 20-25 minutes. Check for seasonings and serve!

Note: The optional seasonings I add are because I love the health benefits they offer and I love the taste they add to the dish. But if you don’t have them, don’t worry. And for the Masala Sauce from TJ’s, if you can’t get that, don’t fret-find some spices in that cupboard of yours (garam masala, red curry paste or powder, etc) and it will taste amazing!

Macros/Calories per 1 cup serving:

  • 37g Carb
  • 25g Protein
  • 8g Fat
  • 321 Calories