Gingery Lentil Soup

Healthy Lunch

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

Serves 4

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.

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