Lentil Superfood Soup

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Lentil Superfood Soup

I love soups and stews, especially on really cold days (like the ones we have been experiencing for the past couple weeks LOL). In an effort eat healthy (but stay full) I came up with this delicious soup recipe today that has lots of fiber, protein, and super foods to “feed the machine”.

Ingredients:

  • One large onion diced
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 Cups water
  • 49 ounces of chicken broth (the really big can of Swanson’s)
  • 4 ribs of celery
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 Cups lentils (rinsed and sorted)
  • 13 ounces of Hillshire Farms Turkey Smoked Sausage or Turkey Kielbasa (apprx. 2 Cups)
  • 2 – 3 Cups of cooked, shredded/chopped chicken (I buy an organic roasted chicken and shred the breasts)
  • 2 – 4 Cups kale; chopped without ribs (based on your preference, if you like kale)

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, warm the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions to pot. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add water.
  4. Add chicken broth.
  5. Increase heat to high. Bring to boil.
  6. Add celery, carrots, and lentils.
  7. Return pot to boil, then cover, and reduce heat.
  8. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Add turkey sausage and chicken.
  10. Simmer for another 15 minutes.
  11. If desired, add kale 5-10 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 one-cup servings.

Each Cup = 182 Calories, 8 g of Fat, 15 Carbs (the good kind), 16 g of Protein.

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