Healthy food can also be hearty and satisfying! Don't believe me? TRY THIS VEGAN BLACK BEAN CHILI! It's loaded with over 50% of your daily fiber in each serving and filled with fresh Mexican flavors. This chili will fill you up and fuel you through your busy day!
Don't let the chili simmer for too long. Just 5-7 minutes is long enough to get the lentils nice and tender. Any longer than that though, and they will likely end up mushy.
Be sure to stir the chili every minute or so while it's simmering. This will loosen any black beans or lentils that may try to stick to the bottom of the pan and make sure that the lentils cook evenly.
You don't have to tell people it's vegan! If you know your friends or family don't enjoy vegan dishes as much as you do, don't tell them this chili is totally vegan. Let them try it, go back for seconds and rave about how good it is. Then drop the truth bomb - it's vegan AND healthy!!
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