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.