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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

lentil soupThis soup is a delicious and filling way to get a warm lunch or dinner packed with veggies. It was super easy to make. I found this recipe from eatwithtom.com and decided to make for the week to have an easy lunch on hand. Hope you like it too!

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion (or 1 onion chopped)
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4-6 tomatoes, chopped (depending on the size of the tomato)
  • 32oz vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cooked French lentil beans (I buy TJ’s steamed lentils)
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach, chopped
  • Topping: Add 1/2 avocado, chopped to each serving

In a wok pan or stockpot, over medium heat, cook onion, garlic, carrots and spices for 7 minutes or until carrots begin to soften. Add tomatoes and cook an additional 5-7 minutes. Add broth and lentils and cook for another 10 minutes and then stir in chopped spinach. Simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add any additional salt to taste if needed.  Top with avocado. The fat from the avocado will help you stay satiated for longer!Enjoy!

4 Servings, Per Serving 331 Calories, 11g Fat, 16g Fiber, 8g Sugar, 12g Protein

5 Minute Lunch Ideas

I usually like to have something in the fridge that I prepared for lunches for the week…but, that doesn’t always happen or it runs out before the end of the week. So, here are some quick lunches to whip up in 5 mins or less.  They are each packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats.  Do you have any healthy & quick lunch ideas?  Share them with us!

amys burritoLunch 1 Idea:  Amy’s Gluten Free burritos (they are sold frozen in most grocery stores – usually in the organic/health aisle & also at Whole Foods).  They have clean ingredients…basically beans, cheese and rice.  And, a good source of fiber and protein.  They just need to be microwaved for 1-1:30 on each side. I like to top with 1/2 cup cottage cheese (for added protein) and a spoonful of salsa and enjoy!

 

quinoa egg

Lunch Idea 2: Qcrunch Quinoa Burger with Scrambled Eggs & Salsa.  Qcrunch Quinoa Burgers are so good.  They come frozen and can be found at Target and Whole Foods.  There are three flavors.  My favorite is Sweet Curry but also like the Green Chile.  You just pop in the toaster on high heat.  Top with scrambled eggs and salsa.