Experience the comforting warmth and nourishing goodness of our Lentil and Vegetable Soup, a wholesome recipe designed to satisfy your taste buds while providing an abundance of health benefits. This hearty soup combines protein-packed lentils with an array of vibrant vegetables, creating a flavorful and filling dish that falls within the confines of 800 calories. The simplicity of preparation and the nutrient-rich composition make this soup an excellent choice for those seeking a convenient, easy-to-make, and nutritious meal that supports overall well-being.


  • – 1 cup dry green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • – 1 onion, diced
  • – 2 carrots, diced
  • – 2 celery stalks, diced
  • – 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • – 6 cups vegetable broth
  • – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • – 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – 2 cups chopped kale or spinach
  • – Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. In a large pot, sauté the diced onion, carrots, and celery over medium heat until softened.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth and add the lentils, diced tomatoes, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  5. Stir in the chopped kale or spinach and cook for an additional 5 minutes until wilted.
  6. Adjust seasoning if needed and serve hot with a wedge of lemon if desired.

Health Benefits

The Lentil and Vegetable Soup is a nutritional powerhouse with an array of health benefits. Lentils are an excellent source of plant-based protein and fiber, contributing to satiety and digestive health. The diverse mix of vegetables provides essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, promoting overall well-being and supporting immune function. The addition of kale or spinach introduces leafy greens rich in iron and other vital nutrients. This soup is low in calories, making it a weight-friendly option, and the combination of fiber and protein helps regulate blood sugar levels. By incorporating this delicious and nutrient-dense soup into your meal rotation, you’re choosing a wholesome option that not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle.