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Red Lentil Soup

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Red Lentil Soup
Note: Be sure to soak your lentils to reduce the phytates, which can cause gas.

This Indian-spiced red lentil soup is not only delicious and easy to prepare, but it is also a nutrition powerhouse. It’s loaded with nutrient-dense foods like fiber- and protein-rich red lentils, hearty, mineral-rich kale, and anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, sliced thinly
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons tomato paste
A handful of chopped kale (or replace with spinach)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups water or use chicken or vegetable broth
1⁄2 cup red lentils

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a large pot and sauté onions, celery, carrots, ginger, and garlic for a few minutes, until softened. Add spices and sauté a few more minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients, except greens, and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until lentils are soft. Finally, add greens and cook until they begin to wilt. Remove bay leaves and serve and enjoy.

Andrea is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) & Menopause Expert. Andrea is in menopause & has been researching for the last 5 years science-based ingredients and methods to help women manage their symptoms. She’s the Founder of NaturallySavvy.com—a multiple award-winning website. Andrea co-authored the book “Unjunk Your Junk Food” published by Simon and Schuster, as well as “Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart,” and “Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunch Box.” Andrea co-hosts the Morphus for Menopause podcast and appears as a Healthy Living Expert on TV across North America. Andrea has more than 20 years of experience in the health & wellness space and is a multiple award-winning Influencer.