Lentil & Ham Soup

Lentil & Ham Soup

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced carrot (1 medium)
  • ⅓ cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • ⅓ cup diced cooked ham (2 ounces)
  • ½ small onion, cut into thin wedges
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 cup fresh spinach


  • Prep

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  1. Combine broth, water, celery, carrot, lentils, ham, onion and thyme in a 1½-quart slow cooker (see Tip).
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 3½ to 4 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 5½ to 6 hours.
  3. 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: 1½-quart slow cooker

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 193 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 12 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 187 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5,320 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 96 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 795 mg sodium; 672 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (106% daily value), Folate (47% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ lean protein, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

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