Crockpot Vegetable and Lentil Stew
Wash hands with soap and water.
Gently rub vegetables under cool running water.
Saute garlic and onion with oil in medium skillet until tender.
Combine garlic and onion mixture with remaining ingredients in a large slow cooker.
Cook in slow cooker for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
Remove bay leaves and serve.
Adapted from recipe Crockpot Vegetable Lentil Stew from USDA.
*Note: if you have trouble finding chard at the store, spinach can be used as a substitute.