Recipe: Crockpot Mushroom & Lentil Soup

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Winter is here which means it’s time for filling and hearty soups. And what’s easier than a crockpot dinner? This hearty combo of mushrooms and lentils will make you feel all warm and cozy inside. Mushrooms are a great low-calorie food that contains a variety of nutrients, enzymes and b vitamins. You’re also getting additional b vitamins from lentils along with minerals zinc, magnesium and iron. Add the greens and voila, dinner is done.

INGREDIENTS

1 quart of vegetable stock

2 carrots diced

1 onion diced

¾ cup lentils

1 bay leaf

I cup of mushrooms sliced

2 cups of greens (spinach chard or kale)

1 tablespoon of tomato paste

1 teaspoon of thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sauté the onion in a pan with olive oil until translucent (about 5 minutes
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high for 5 hours
  3. When 30 minutes are left of cooking time add your greens

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