No ideas for dinner tonight? This slow-cooker lentil soup is easy to prepare in the morning and will simmer all day while you're at work. Full of aromatic vegetables, brown lentils, diced ham and fresh spinach, this hearty soup will be a real treat after a long day at the office.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine broth, water, celery, carrot, lentils, ham, onion and thyme in a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker (see Tip).

  • Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 5 1/2 to 6 hours.

  • Before serving, stir in spinach.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Equipment: 1 1/2-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

192.8 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 25g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 11.7g 47% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 15.1mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 5319.9IU 106% DV; vitamin c 9.9mg 16% DV; folate 187.1mcg 47% DV; calcium 95.9mg 10% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 61.5mg 22% DV; potassium 672.2mg 19% DV; sodium 795.3mg 32% DV.