Simple & Healthy Red Lentil Soup

This red lentil soup has quickly become my go to for busy weeknight dinners

For me there’s nothing better than relaxing on the couch with a hot cup of tea, knowing that a delicious pot of soup is boiling away on the stove. Something about soup is so appealing to me. It’s easy to make, heart warming, nurturing and there’s only one pot to clean after! I also love that it cooks itself. I don’t need to constantly watch the pot so I can focus on the rest of my to-do list. 

This hearty lentil soup is part of the Hungry Happy Healthy meal plan. Download the recipe and a peek inside the ultimate meal plan for busy women to get you on track before holiday madness completely takes over. 

The best thing about this soup? It’s filling and still healthy. Who says eating well is a sacrifice?

Why red lentils?

Red lentils are an amazing source of protein and a great substitute for meat if you’re new to meat-free eating. They’re also full of fibre which keeps you full longer, balances your blood sugar and improves your digestion. On top of that red lentils are packed with nutrients like potassium, magnesium, iron and B vitamins which help your muscles and blood vessels relax, which means you’re relaxed and improve your energy. Bye cramps and mid-afternoon latte runs. 

Turmeric: the golden god

Turmeric has been talked about a lot lately and for good reason. It’s been used for centuries in Eastern countries as a spice and a health boosting supplement. Turmeric is the golden child of anti-inflammatories. Stress, exercise and poor eating habits cause inflammation so eating turmeric can help reduce symptoms of pain, depression and poor digestion. Turmeric is like the key to health and happiness. 

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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 medium sized tomatoes
  2. 1/2 an avocado
  3. 1/4 cup frozen corn
  4. Juice of half a lime
Optional
  1. A small handful of cilantro
  2. 1/4 of a red onion
  3. Jalapeno
Meal prepping
  1. Dice the tomato (and any of the optional ingredients) into small, bite sized pieces
  2. Add the corn and mix well
  3. Store this in the fridge until you're ready to eat
When you're ready to eat
  1. Dice the avocado to small, bite sized pieces
  2. Add avocado and lime juice
Notes
  1. Only add the avocado and lime juice when you're ready to eat to avoid browning
  2. Store in the fridge for up to four days in an air tight container
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