For most of us life is busy… whether it’s work, kids, friends, family, and generally trying to live we have less and less time to prepare nourishing meals that are suitable for everyone.  This is where slow cooked meals come in.  They usually only require a one step cooking method and are ready for you when you get home from a long day.  Slow cooked meals are an easy way to eat a delicious and healthy meal.  This one is packed with superfoods from lentils, to buckwheat and brussel sprouts!

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 6 hours

Total time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 4



  • 300g brussel sprouts, cut in half

  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • 1 carrot, diced

  • ½ spanish onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 cup green lentils

  • ½ cup buckwheat

  • 1-2 tablespoons smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped

  • ½ tomato salsa

  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped

  • 1 vegetable stock cube

  • Salt and pepper

  • Parsley, avocado, Greek yogurt and crusty bread to serve



  1. Chop and prepare all the vegetables.

  2. Place vegetables into the slow cooker and add the buckwheat and lentils.

  3. Pour enough water into the slow cooker to cover all the vegetables.

  4. Add tomato salsa, vegetable stock, oregano, paprika, lemon, olive oil, parsley and salt and pepper into the slow cooker.

  5. Gently stir so the vegetables, lentils and buckwheat are covered with the spices, condiments and water.

  6. Slow cook for 6 hours.

  7. Spoon the mixture into serving bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.  Serve with a dollop of yogurt, sliced avocado and some crusty bread. Happy eating!