I love lentils! They are easy to cook and a great source of fiber and protein. I always keep quinoa and lentils in my cupboard for quick meals. The below recipe's two main ingredients are potatoes and lentils; additionally, it shouldn't take you more than 30-40 minutes—depending on how you cook your potatoes. I recently got an air fryer toaster oven, and well, life has never been the same.

However, this was one of my last potato meals for a long period. I am giving up eating potatoes indefinitely. I KNOW. FRIES ARE LIFE. But white starchy foods like fries help create candida, a form of yeast. The overproduction of it in your body can cause tummy and skin trouble. I recently learned this from the clinician who assisted me with my first ever colonic hydro-therapy treatment.

Before I cut potatoes out of my diet, I ate one at least once a week. They are packed with so much potassium and deliciousness. However, I went a couple weeks without potatoes and noticed my skin cleared up a bit. I was curious as to if it was because of the potatoes, so I had this dish, and well, I had a pimple the next day. I'm not saying it is 100% linked, but I'm skeptical and will see how my no potato diet affects my skin. Learn more about candida overgrowth here.

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1-2 russet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Tumeric
  • Cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Parsley flakes
  • Oregano
  • Coconut oil

  • In a pot, add lentils, 2 cups water, chopped up spinach, desired amount of spices: tumeric, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder, stir and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Chop potatoes into wedges and place in a bowl
  • Add melted coconut oil and season with sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, parsley flakes, and oregano
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes on 425°F OR for 15-20 minutes on 390°F in an air fryer
  • Take potatoes out of oven, place on a dish and top with lentils