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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


Recipe Summary

20 mins
3 hrs 50 mins


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

1 1/2 cups
193 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 25g; dietary fiber 11.7g; sugars 4.8g; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 15.1mg; vitamin a iu 5319.9IU; vitamin c 9.9mg; folate 187.1mcg; calcium 95.9mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 61.5mg; potassium 672.2mg; sodium 795.3mg.

1 1/2 lean protein, 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable