Crock Pot Lentil Soup

I’m working on a series of recipes catered to the Arbonne diet program. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a lot like Paleo. It’s gluten free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free (well no added sugar anyway), vinegar free. It actually follows a lot of Michael Pollan’s ideas in his book In Defense of Food (Refresh your knowledge here). One of my friends has been looking for recipes so I thought I’d give this a go. I already kinda blew this recipe for the diet because I added some balsamic vinegar without thinking, but there is absolutely no reason you need the vinegar. So, ignore that Arbonne dieters and this recipe fulfills your diet requirements!

Crock Pot Lentil Soup
Crock Pot Lentil Soup
Enjoy this healthy, vegetarian lentil soup! It's flavorful and filling. This recipe is both gluten free and dairy free.

Cook Time: 7 hours, 0 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups lentils, rinsed
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or water)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 1.5 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (optional)
Instructions:
Add lentils, carrots, celery, garlic, diced tomatoes, potatoes and thyme and broth to Crock Pot. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. About 10 minutes before serving, add salt, pepper, kale and vinegar (optional). Enjoy!

Review:

As a big meat eater, I’m surprised at how filling this is! This is the perfect dinner to come off of my heavy corned beef St. Patrick’s Day weekend diet. I have a full 4 quart Crock Pot full of this so I’ll be good to go for lunches all week.

Recipe based on Good Morning America recipe finalist

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