I picked up this Simple Start chili recipe at my Weight Watchers meeting. I’ve stayed away from lentils and beans because of the higher carb count, but I do love them. Since I’m doing Simple Start this week, I decided to give this Lentil and Black Bean Chili recipe a try.
It is easy to make, delicious, filling and very high in carbs – 47g per serving. The recipe calls for 1-½ cups of dry French lentils. I used the lentils I had in my pantry and that ended up making 6 cups of cooked lentils. That seemed like a lot to me so I used 2 cups of cooked lentils, and the carb count dropped to 37g. The ingredients below still call for the 1-1/2 cups of dry french lentils. I’m not sure how many cups of cooked lentils that makes. If you are watching your carb intake, I recommend adjusting accordingly.