During the holidays it’s always hard to keep on track and eat healthily. The following recipe is very high in protein, fiber and low in calories. It makes a great lunch.
Gingery Lentil Soup
2 tsp olive oil
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 (14-oz) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, plus enough water to equal 4 cups
1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrot and onion; cover and cook 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add curry, salt, and pepper; cook 30 seconds. Stir in diluted broth and lentils; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in tomatoes; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Divide soup evenly among 4 bowls.