Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lentils for Lunch

With temperatures cooling off, it's a great time to start making some yummy soups.  If you are trying to cut out meat from your diet, this Curried Lentil Soup is a great way to pack in a lot of filling flavor with a lot of fat or sodium.

1 C carrots, diced
1 C onion, diced
I C celery, diced
4 tsp canola oil
4 tsp curry powder
1 C dried lentils
4 C low-sodium broth of choice

Heat oil in a pot and saute carrots, onions and celery for a few minutes.  Add curry powder and stir.  Then stir in lentils and broth.  Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.  Makes 4 servings.

It's so simple, and so good.  The curry adds a depth and richness to the broth, which makes it hearty.  You won't miss the meat!

Sorry for the sideways photo!  But have your soup with a salad dressed in a vinaigrette and a whole-grain roll or English muffin.  It makes the perfect lunch! It leaves you full and satisfied without feeling tired and weighed down.

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