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Month: February, 2016

RecipeGirl: Weekly Menu Plan #37

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Weekly Menu Plan #37 Feb 27th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Happy Saturday! Here is your suggested Weekly Menu Plan for next week. I share menu suggestions for each day of the week- with a traditional menu plan and a lighter, Weight Watchers menu plan too. Recipes suggested are from RecipeGirl.com… plus some favorites from some other websites and blogs as I see fit. Enjoy!

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Here is the traditional plan for the week:

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RecipeGirl: Easy Lentil Soup

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Easy Lentil Soup Feb 21st 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s a comforting meal for you: Easy Lentil Soup

Easy Lentil Soup

Of the zillion soup recipes I’ve been trying this winter, this easy lentil soup recipe is my favorite. I’m pretty sure I’ve said that about every soup recipe I’ve made, but I seriously love this one. The lentils are healthy and filling. It’s the perfect soup to make on a Sunday afternoon, and store in the refrigerator for the week to scoop out a cup for lunch each day.

Easy Lentil Soup Recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

This soup is Weight Watchers friendly too. One serving is almost 2 cups- 261 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. I’ll be making this one again and again!

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Yield: 8 servings (1 3/4 cups per serving)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Easy Lentil Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 10 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 pound dried lentils, picked over, rinsed & drained
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups hot water
  • chopped chives for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, combine the broth, lentils, carrots, onions, celery, and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and vegetables are tender (about 30 minutes).
  2. Add the tomatoes (with juice), vinegar and pepper. Add the water (amount depending on how much soupy broth you desire). Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors have blended, 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle individual servings with chives, if desired.

Tips:

  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, just be sure to use a brand of beef broth that is known to be GF.
  • You can actually add all of the tomatoes from the can, if you’d like… since tomatoes are zero points on the Weight Watchers SmartPoints program.
  • Nutritional Information per Serving (serving size 1 3/4 cups) Calories: 261, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 364mg, Carbohydrates: 44g, Fiber 15g, Protein: 19g, Calcium: 72mg
  • Weight Watchers POINTS: SmartPoints: 6, PointsPlus: 6, Old Points Program: 5

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook)

Here are a few more lentil soup recipes you might enjoy:

RecipeGirl: Weekly Menu Plan #35

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Weekly Menu Plan #35 Feb 13th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Happy Saturday! Here is your suggested Weekly Menu Plan for next week. I share menu suggestions for each day of the week- with a traditional menu plan and a lighter, Weight Watchers menu plan too. Recipes suggested are from RecipeGirl.com… plus some favorites from some other websites and blogs as I see fit. Enjoy!

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Here is the traditional plan for the week:

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RecipeGirl: Easy Vegetable Soup

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Easy Vegetable Soup Feb 11th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s an easy, delicious, healthy soup recipe to try: Easy Vegetable Soup

Easy Vegetable Soup

I’ve been on a mission to make soup once a week– every single week– this winter! This week I made a very easy vegetable soup- with mostly fresh vegetables inside. There’s a bit of potato in there, so it turns out to be filling. I love eating soup for lunch every day!

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