Healthiest ‘protein’ lentil soup recipe

You want to find and keep recipes you really like looking forward to cooking. This one is simple. I like easy. You can cook it all in a large slow cooker and have it ready to eat in about eight hours.

Lentils are nutritious like beans. Legumes include beans, peas and lentils. They are full of fiber and vegetable protein. Did you know soluble and insoluble fiber are essential nutrients? They are, even though they both are ingestible. They sweep our intestines clean. We do want a clean house, don’t we?

But, fiber does more than that. It helps lower cholesterol, as well as stabilize your blood sugar and is important in losing weight. We all need fiber. You only find it in plant based whole food, not in any animal products. Fiber helps protect your heart and fight diabetes.

Here’s what I add to my lentil soup…

  • Add two cups of lentils
  • Be sure to rinse and sort them (you don’t want tiny pebbles that are going to crack your teeth!)
  • Add eight cups of water
  • I use a Cuisinart™ to chop, shred and dice
  • One medium onion
  • One cup of celery
  • One cup of carrots
  • Corn (optional half cup)
  • Spinach or kale (optional half cup)
  • Add cup of brown rice or one medium potato
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or one clove of garlic to taste (be careful, it’s easy to overdo this one!)
  • Add salt or bullion to taste (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of oregano
  • Add an eight ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • Cook about eight hours in your 4 qt. slow cooker or crock pot

I like warm food. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s summer or winter. Warm meals (including soups) are comforting. I prefer eating fruits and vegetables  (like salads) at room temperature, unless it’s broccoli (I usually steam it for about five minutes.)

Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.


About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. For example: health, poetry and spirituality. Enjoy your stay reading my articles. I hope you find them informative and entertaining. Lastly, I have written a poetry book and novel for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google Play, with free excerpts you can read on my website. Find out more 'about me' within this site. Thanks for stopping by! Have fun.
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