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Easy Red Lentil Kale Soup

photo_fotorThis is one of my go-to recipes for a quick easy winter lunch, especially this winter. It has been so cold that almost the entire family (excluding my eight-year-old who hates soup) looks forward to no matter how many times I make it. It warms the soul and it is yummy too. The best part is that it is super easy!

I use home-made chicken stock as my base. I regularly buy a cut-up whole organic chicken. I will use the chicken for chicken salad sandwiches, wraps, or tacos and I will freeze the stock to use at a later date. I think that for this recipe you could foreseeably use store-bought chicken stock, but it may take some of the yumminess out of it.

The other key ingredient is kale. I love kale for so many reasons but it is an awesome cold/flu season food. It is extremely high in Vitamin C (not to mention Vitamin K and A), high in antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflamatory nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients. You really can’t go wrong with kale as far as your health goes.

The final ingredient is red lentils. The real reason I love these is because they cook so quickly! But red lentils are a great source of fiber and protein and I even hear that it can help prevent weight gain.

That is it. Three ingredients. Can anything else be so simple?

Easy Red Lentil Kale Soup
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An easy winter soup that is healthy and nutritious too!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Easy Red Lentil Kale Soup
Print Recipe
An easy winter soup that is healthy and nutritious too!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine the chicken stock, lentils and kale in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the lentils are soft. That is it. You are done. Serve hot with some fresh bread!
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