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Kale Lentil Crockpot Soup

Ok, let’s face it, sometimes preparing for a healthy meal can feel like a lot of work! Whether it’s a gloomy day outside or your day is full of obligations, it isn’t always easy to spend time in the kitchen making healthy meals. For those days, I like to call on my old friend the slow cooker. It’s the lazy/busy/exhausted woman’s best friend.

This recipe is easy. It’s also really nourishing! It uses lots of vegetables, lentils and white beans. And to make things REALLY easy for myself (like I said, super lazy/busy/exhausted), I use frozen squash (that’s already chopped and ready to go), and canned lentils and white beans. This keeps the prep time to a minimum.

You can quickly prep this meal earlier in the day by tossing all ingredients in the slow cooker and then turning it on a few hours before dinner.

Right before you eat, you’ll want to toss in the kale and season with sea salt and ground pepper. I served this soup with warm crisp bread!

Kale Lentil Crockpot Soup

Kale Lentil Crockpot Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped squash (frozen or fresh)
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can lentils
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 carton vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh kale, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Start checking around 3 hours.
  2. Toss in the kale at least 20 minutes before serving.
  3. Season with sea salt and ground pepper and serve with crisp warm bread

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 785mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 21gSugar: 14gProtein: 20g

Please note: This nutrition information is only an estimate and was created using Nutritionix

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