I'm making a heart healthy lentil soup. It's so good! Here is the recipe for those who want to try it.
1 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
7 cups low fat chicken broth
1 - 28 ounce tin diced tomatoes
1 - 10 ounce tin reduced sodium tomato soup
2 cups dried green or red lentils
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups peel, diced sweet potato (yam)
2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp corriander
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 cups chopped fresh spinach or 1/2 package frozen spinach (spinach is optional)
Heat Olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat
Add onions, celery and garlic
Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes until veggies begin to soften
Add all remaining ingredients except tomato soup, tomatoes and spinach
...... The high acid content of the tomato will naturally slow down the cooking process of some other foods. For example, beans cooked with tomatoes added may take up to twenty percent more cooking time than without. http://homecooking.about.com/od/howt...tocooktips.htm
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add tomatoes, soup and spinach. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes 20 servings.
Fat 1 gram
Protein 7 g
Fibre 7 g
Carbohydrates 34.6 g
Sodium 250 mg