Cooking should be fast, easy, cheap and healthy. This lentil soup is thick and spicy- it’s perfect to quickly fill up your gut. I’ve been trying to eat more lentils lately. Why? Well, its pretty simple lentils are super affordable, packed with protein, and you don’t have to soak them for hours. Lentils have many help benefits 1. helps to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber( one-half-cup serving of lentils cooked in water offers about 9 grams of protein) . 2. Lentils are also a great source of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors your heart health. 3. The Insoluble dietary fiber that are found in lentils helps prevent constipation too. 4. Lentils are considered to have “slow-burning energy” due its fiber content. 5. Lentils contain high amounts of iron,high in potassium & boosts metabolism!
This recipe was adapted from judiwilsonrunningonrealfood.com. I tweeked the recipe to make it hypothyroid friendly.
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 3 tbsp of red curry paste
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp Coconut Amino’s
- ½ cup Brown rice
- ½ cup uncooked red lentils
- 1⅓ cup vegetable stock
- 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with their juices
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Celtic Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- In a large sauce pan, cook the garlic, onion and ginger over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring.
- Add the carrots and red curry paste. Stir and cook for a few more minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover and lightly simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove the lid and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes until everything is cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed.
- For an extra zing add a dash of crushed red chili flakes