Lentil Soup

We’ve ALL made this and LOVE IT!!!  So, so good.  At the end, you may need to add a little extra broth.

Red Lentil Soup
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Recipe type: Soup, Main
Author: Jenny B
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 10
This soup is so yummy, healthy and delicious! All of us healthy mammas love it! :)
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cups chopped red onion
  • 2-3 chopped garlic cloves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 big handfuls fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups dry red and/or green lentils (I like to use a blend; the green lentils will be more firm in the end)
  • 32 ounces chicken or veggie broth
  • 32 ounces water
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1.5 tsp dried cardamom
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook onion and garlic until golden brown.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until lentils are tender.
  5. Serve with some crusty bread and Enjoy!

 

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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!

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