Easy Lentil Soup – Slow cooker

 Easy Lentil Soup

This lentil soup is really easy put together and tastes amazing.  I love warm soup in the  fall on those crisp cool days.  It feels so homey to be sitting around the dinner table with hot soup.  The recipe comes from Weelicious, she has a really cute website with LOTS of recipes for kids.  We had it the other night on a cold overcast day, it hit the spot.  You can make the soup in your slow cooker or on the stove top.    The best part about it is you can make it in the morning and come home to dinner done!  It also freezes really well.  So make the whole batch and freeze part of it for another day.

The only thing I have changed from the original recipe was to use an onion instead of a leek.   To save time I used my food processor to cut up the celery, onion, and carrot.  I use my food processor a lot to, cut up large batches of onions, garlic, carrots or celery and store it in the fridge for bases to other recipes.

My favorite lentils for this soup are french lentils they look just like green lentils but they are black.  They hold their shape and don’t fall apart when cooked for a long time.  If you can’t find french lentils don’t worry green lentils work really well too.

A little side note.  Lentils are extremely high in protein and fiber. With all of the processed baked goods in America, we are seriously lacking in fiber.  Fiber is SO essential for a healthy digestive tract.  Fiber  helps move everything along in the digestive tract, as well as absorb toxins in our bodies.  It also makes you feel full longer-another perk.

Note: This recipe makes a big batch of soup, so if your crock pot is smaller than 7 quarts, you might want to cut it in half to fit all of the liquid.

Easy Lentil Soup

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