Carrot Lentil Dahl Recipe

Try this healthy meal to promote digestion and weight management from guest writer Heather Woodruff  @heatherwoodruffnutrition

2 tbsp. avocado oil
2 inch piece ginger, grated
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. turmeric
1.5 tsp. cumin
1.5 tsp. coriander
2 cans coconut milk
3 cups homemade bone broth (or veggie broth)
1 cup uncooked red lentils
12 carrots, grated
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups spinach
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ginger and the spices – sautee until a thick paste forms (about 1 minute). Stir in coconut milk and broth. Then add the lentils and carrots and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 20-30 minutes (until lentils are cooked through). Stir in the lemon juice and serve warm over spinach so it wilts through the dahl. Top with desired garnishes and enjoy!

Nourishing Tip: Lentils are a powerhouse in the plant-based world. They contain a whopping 17.9 grams of protein per cup (cooked) and are quite beneficial for our digestive health. Lentils are packed with insoluble fibre, which can help prevent constipation and help keep you full for extended periods of time, which can contribute to healthy weight management.



Meet Heather Woodruff, CNP RNCP ROHP

Digestion Guru and Certified Nutritional Practitioner.

I am a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Digestion Guru who supports women live wild and IBS free through deep digestive healing. Over the years I have worked with some of the most digestively compromised people and am still always amazed by the body’s incredible ability to heal when strongly supported even in the seemingly most hopeless of cases.