Warm Up With Comforting Lentil Soup

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This warming vegetarian soup is intentionally balanced to keep your energy stable and help you feel full, in a clean and healthy way.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

8 garlic cloves, chopped

4 carrots, chopped

4 celery stalks, chopped

1 tsp. salt

1 (16 oz.) bag dried lentils

64 oz. vegetable broth

1 can diced tomatoes

Fresh parsley for serving

Instructions:

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Sauté the onion for 10 minutes.  Add the garlic, carrots, celery and salt and sauté, stirring often, 5-8 minutes more.

Add the lentils, broth and diced tomatoes and simmer, covered, stirring the mixture occasionally for 25-30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

Season with extra salt and pepper and pepper to taste. Top each serving with fresh parsley as desired.

Serves 8.