Veggie Lentil Soup 

I love soup! It’s filling, nutritious, and very easy to make. I often make a big batch of soup and then freeze it into individual portions, so I can take it to work for my lunch or enjoy it for dinner.

Soup is an easy way to get lots vegetables into your diet, and everyone knows just how important that is for both health and weight loss.

Soup is also a valuable source of water and hydration. Did you know that your body is made up of around 80% water, and even the smallest amount of dehydration can affect your health and how you feel? Do you suffer from bloating, headaches, or low energy? One of the most common causes of these issues is dehydration.

When the weather is cold, you might not feel much like drinking lots of water so foods like soup are very useful.

Here is an easy to make vegetarian soup to make for dinner. It’s very tasty, high in protein, and I know you are going to love it!

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry brown lentils
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

1. Sauté the onion and carrot in the oil in a large pan until the onion is soft and translucent

2. Add the vegetable broth, lentils, thyme, bay leaves and salt and pepper

3. Boil and then simmer for about 45-50 minutes, until the lentil shave softened

4. Remove the bay leaves and add the lemon juice

5. Add more salt and pepper if required

Recipe source: thespruce.com

Picture source: recipetineats.com

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Lentil soup is a vegetarian classic. Try this high-protein recipe for dinner and save any leftovers for lunch tomorrow. 

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