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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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

193 calories; 2.6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 795 mg sodium. 672 mg potassium; 25 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 17.4 g protein; 5320 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 187 mcg folate; 96 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 61 mg magnesium;