Best Lentil Soup

This is one of our favorite soups on a fall or winter evening, packed with protein and not an ounce of unhealthiness. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and is ready to eat in less than two hours.

Want to learn a little something about lentils? Your body is going to love you for their fiber, magnesium and iron. Lentils give you energy, stabilize blood sugar, and keep your heart healthy. They're a nutrient-rich legume that should definitely be on your top ten list of things to eat!

So serve yourself up a bowl or steam some brown rice and eat these like stew. Seriously yummy.

Lentil Soup
a beloved family recipe

2 T Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped or grated
1 t oregano/thyme/marjoram (you choose -- all or some)
1 t garlic pwd
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice
8 c water {6 or 7 cups if you want it "stewy"}
4 T savory seasoning (I use McKays beef)
2 c dry lentils, rinsed
1 bunch or bag spinach [optional]
salt to taste

Heat oil in large soup pot; saute onions, carrots, seasonings (while stirring) for about 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, broth and lentils; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
Stir in spinach just before serving {if desired}.

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