Lentil soup is definitely one of these recipes. Whenever I make it I don't follow an exact recipe, but this is pretty close. you can always switch up the vegetables to suit your tastes.
- 2 cups dry lentils
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 6 cups water
- 1 sweet onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3-5 cups baby spinach
- 2 carrots
- Rinse and drain the lentils. Boil the vegetable broth and water. Add lentils to the pot. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Chop the carrots into small cubes and add them to the pot. Chop up garlic and add. Give it a quick stir and replace lid to cook for another 20 minutes.
- Slice the onion and add it to the pot along with the spinach. Cook another 5-10 minutes or until the soup is thick.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Just one cup of cooked lentils will give you almost 40% of your iron and your protein for the day.
Not to mention 25% of vitamin B1. And hey, it's a legume which means tons of fiber. When you have such a restrictive diet it's really important to find foods that can get you a good amount of what you need. Lentils deliver.
*Shira's variation: In my world, carrots are meant to be raw or juiced. If you're cool like me, you drop the carrots and add button mushrooms instead. I think I add the mushrooms in with the onions, which I'm pretty sure I do earlier than stated in Sarah's recipe. I'll have to test it out and edit this later :)