Two Lentil Soups to Love

Lentils are my favorite legume because you’ll never leave the table hungry if you’ve eaten them! They are not only filling and taste great but are also low in calories and very high in fiber.  Lentils are great in soups, but try them in cold salads too.  Unlike most other legumes (beans) and many vegetables, lentils do not contain sulfur, which is responsible for producing gas, so you can enjoy them without that unpleasant “side effect.”

1 cup of cooked lentils has:

16 grams fiber (mostly soluble)

18 grams protein

and is a good source of folate and iron as well as other trace minerals.

North African Lentil-Vegetable Soup

Super Simple Spinach-Fennel-Lentil Soup

About Susan Greeley
Helping others achieve optimal health through good nutrition and lifestyle, Susan Greeley promotes wellness through diets rich in healthy, wholesome foods. She counsels clients in her own private nutrition practice and works as the staff nutritionist for a YMCA.

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