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Healthy Lentil Soup

Recipe Post Header Image of Healthy Lentil Soup in a bowl.

Are you a fan of soups? So are we! We are currently enamored with lentils and wanted to share this delicious Healthy Lentil Soup recipe with you all. We have so much fun coming up with flavorful anti-inflammatory diet recipes, and always share authentic, Fully Functional® cuisine.

Raw lentils are 8% water, 63% carbohydrates including 11% dietary fiber, 25% protein, and 1% fat. Lentils are a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of numerous essential nutrients, including folate (120% DV), thiamin (76% DV), pantothenic acid (43% DV), vitamin B6 (42% DV), phosphorus (40% DV), iron (50% DV) and zinc (35%), among others. When lentils are cooked by boiling, protein content declines to 9% of the total composition, and B vitamins and minerals decrease due to the overall water content increasing (protein itself isn’t lost).

Lentils have the second-highest ratio of protein per calorie of any legume, after soybeans.

The low levels of readily digestible starch, and high levels of slowly digested starch, make lentils of potential value to people with diabetes. The remaining 65% of the starch is resistant starch classified as RS1. A minimum of 10% in starch from lentils escapes digestion and absorption in the small intestine (therefore called “resistant starch”).

Pairs well with our Garlic and Chive Flatbread.

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Healthy Lentil Soup

Recipe Post Header Image of Healthy Lentil Soup in a bowl.

Are you a fan of soups? So are we! We are currently enamored with lentils and wanted to share this delicious recipe with you all. We have so much fun coming up with flavorful anti-inflammatory diet recipes, and always share authentic, Fully Functional® cuisine.

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Prep Time
20 mins

Cook Time
4 hours

Soak Lentils
8 hours

Total Time
4 hours 20 mins

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Course
Soups

Cuisine
International

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Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Celery organic, chopped
  • 1 cup Leek organic, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic organic, minced
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 10 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 3 cups butternut squash organic, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes organic, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups yellow beets organic, or turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups green lentils , soaked
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Combination of herbs I use 2 . thyme, 2 . oregano, 2 . parsley and 1 . rosemary

Instructions

  1. Soak lentils overnight.
  2. In Dutch oven saute celery, leek and garlic in olive oil, just until lightly browned.
  3. Add vegetable or chicken broth and heat to a slow boil. In the meantime, cut up squash, potatoes and beets (or turnip). Add cubed vegetables to broth blend, then add soaked lentils. Once heated to a boil, reduce heat to low and add salt and herbs. Allow to cook for several hours allowing lentils to soften.
  4. *You may add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low all day. Just skip browning the celery, leek and garlic.

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