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  1. Easy Lentil Soup

    There’s nothing like a bowl of homemade soup for instant comfort. Use this Easy Lentil Soup recipe for a light dinner or quick lunch. It’s easy to make, tastes delicious and is low in fat. What’s more it’s full of natural protein. And guess what? Lentils are packed with cholesterol-lowering fiber.

     

     

     

     

     

    What You Need

    Serves 8

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup finely chopped onion
    • ½ cup finely chopped carrot
    • ½ cup finely chopped celery
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
    • 1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
    • 2 quarts chicken broth, fat free, reduced sodium
    • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
    • ½ teaspoon ground toasted cumin
    • Optional, spoonful of fat free cottage cheese
    • Optional, dried parsley

    Instructions

    1. Put the olive oil in a 6-quart Dutch oven and place over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery and salt. Sauté for 6 to 7 minutes.

    2. Add the lentils, tomatoes, broth, coriander and cumin; stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook at a low simmer until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes.

    3. Using a stick blender, puree the soup to your desired consistency. Serve with cottage cheese and sprinkle with dried parsley if desired.
    Nutrition
    One serving equals: 240 calories, 2g fat, 35g carbohydrate, 18g fiber, and 16g protein.

  2. Sweet Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

    Slow cooker meals are a fantastic method for enjoying lean, homemade dinners without the hassle and time commitment that many recipes entail. By simply throwing the ingredients below into your slow cooker in the morning before you leave for work, you’ll have a hot, delicious meal ready for you when you return home!

    The combination of soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, and dried basil lend phenomenal flavor to tender chicken thigh in this too-easy-to-believe chicken dinner recipe. Serve with a salad made with dark greens and over a bed of cauliflower rice. Enjoy!

    What you need

    Serves 8

    • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • sea salt
    • black pepper
    • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
    • ½ cup ketchup
    • ¼ cup honey
    • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • *optional sesame seeds for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Generously salt and pepper the chicken thighs. Place in the bottom of a slow cooker.

    2. Combine the soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, and dried basil. Pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    One serving equals 371 calories, 12g fat, 314mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 50g protein


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