Health: Red Lentil Soup

Health: Red Lentil Soup

Sippable soups are this winters thing. Being able to fill your mug with soup rather than coffee or tea is a great opportunity to get those essential nutrients into your diet while curbing that unhealthy caffeine intake. And soups like this Red Lentil soup make the perfect snack or ‘drink’, keeping your energy levels up and curbing those sugar pangs too.

It’s also incredibly easy to make using dry red lentils. Get the split ones which mean you can cook it quickly without having to pre-soak overnight. Make a large batch and freeze it in individual containers which you can then take to work for that 11 am ‘coffee’ break, lunch, or the 3 pm blood sugar dip!

Here’s what you’ll need to make it: 

olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 cup dry red, orange or yellow lentils
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
vegetable stock
1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

In a large saucepan, put a spoonful of olive oil and fry the onions until soft and browning. Then add the curry powder and cumin. Add the lentils, fresh tomatoes, carrot and vegetable stock and bring the whole mix to the boil. Turn it low and simmer your soup for around half an hour. Season with salt and pepper. Stick it into your blender and blend into a smooth, yummy soup! Portion up using freezer bags and pop into the freezer. Take two with you to work every day and there you have it – the perfect, tasty, sippable soup.

photo credit: Five Real Moms

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