It’s true, we’ve seen a ton of soup and stew recipes this fall, so here’s adding to a good thing!
If you’re looking for the perfect dieter’s lunch, lentil soup fits the bill. Packed with a whopping 15g of fiber in one serving, you’ll be satisfied until dinner.
Even better, lentils cook up quickly. This big pot of soup was on the table in an hour! I had just enough time to empty and load the dishwasher, and fold a load of laundry.
If you’re worried about feeling bloated and gassy from all that fiber, just nibble on some Beano first. Beano contains natural enzymes that will keep your tummy from bubbling.
Truly, once your body gets used to the added fiber in your diet, you won’t have that problem.
This soup used up some turkey bacon sitting in the frig. Not my favorite form of bacon, so when I make it again, I’ll use the real thing.
So, here’s to another fall soup recipe, and happy cooking!
Serves 12 - 1 cup servings
- 12 ounces lentils, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 ½ cups onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups carrot , finely chopped
- 1 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ? teaspoon pepper
- 10 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup white wine
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
- 4 cups cabbage, very thinly sliced and chopped
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- 1. Preheat a large dutch oven with coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook 6 - 8 minutes until vegetables soften.
- 2. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley. Cook over medium heat for 60 minutes until soup thickens and vegetables and lentils are tender. Add parsley and serve.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Lentils are a good source of protein, iron, phosphorus and copper. They are also a very good source of fiber. Lentils, being a legume are known to reduce your risk of heart disease thanks to their magnesium and folate. They also help regulate blood sugar.
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 197, Weight Watchers Points 4
Total Fat: 4.91g
Total Carbs: 23.10g
Dietary Fiber: 10.16g