Kale & Lentil Soup

IMG_6309.JPGThis is one of my favorite rainy day meals, although I’m happy to enjoy it in any weather!  This also happens to be one of Muffin Man’s favorites – I make different variations of it, adding in seasonal vegetables.  It’s also a great option for freezing in serving sizes and using later!

Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart (32 oz) organic vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups split red lentils
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cups finely chopped kale (approximately 1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring vegetable broth and water to a boil
  2. While waiting for pot to boil, add onions, garlic, and olive oil to a separate pan and saute for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned
  3. When pot begins to boil, add lentils and reduce to medium heat, stirring often
  4. Add onions, garlic, and olive oil to pot
  5. Stir in diced carrots and spices
  6. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring regularly
  7. Add kale, cover, reduce to a simmer, and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes
  8. Allow to cool and serve!

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Note: All recipes on this site are ones that have worked for our family now or in the past. I recommend that you always follow the feeding, nutrition, and safety advice provided by your doctors in addition to your own judgment regarding what is safe and appropriate for your child(ren). Our children are unique individuals and may have different needs depending on their age, development, medical status, etc.

 

 

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