Kale and Lentil Soup

Do you eat lentils? Well you should! Lentils are a nutritional powerhouse! In just half a cup of dry lentils you get 26 grams of protein. In the split red lentils used in this soup you have 4 grams of fiber (14% DV) per serving, 15% Iron and Folate and even 6% DV of potassium! I read on http://www.lentils.org/ that consuming pulses such as lentils reduces the development of type 2 diabetes. They really are a great addition to your diet and they add so much to a bowl of soup. They give the soup a whole new texture and flavour making the soup more satisfying all around.

What about kale? Oh you are missing out if you haven't got your greens on. Kale is another powerhouse in nutrition. Apparently a cup of kale has the same amount of calcium as a cup of milk! It also has a good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is high in vitamin K, A and C. There is more vitamin C in kale then an orange. Of course too much of a good thing can always go bad so be sure to incorporate a mixture of superfoods. More info on health benefits of kale can be found at https://www.livescience.com/50818-kale-nutrition.html

Now as much as I love that everything is healthy, I really love this soup because it tastes great! It also smells great as it's cooking and I think it even looks great. If you've never used lentils before, this is a great way to try them. 


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