Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cold weather = Lentil Soup

Cold weather makes me crave homemade soups, especially when you can set the crock pot in the morning and come home to a delicious warm meal.  We've never made our own lentil soup until this week and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  It is full of fiber and protein and keeps your belly warm and full!

Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
  • 8 cups of low sodium chicken broth (can use vegetable broth)
  • 16 oz bag of lentils
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 2 diced sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp minced roasted garlic
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger spice (wouldn't use this again)
  • Combine all ingredients in a crockpot.
  • Cook for 2 hours on high and then reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 6 hours. 
  • Enjoy with a side of whole wheat toast or corn tortillas.

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