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Taco Lentil Soup

Taco Lentil Soup: 50% chili, 50% taco, 100% delicious! Whether you’re a vegetarian or meat-lover, this soul-warming soup is for you. Veggies, beans, lentils, cumin, and chili powder add tons of flavor and texture to this easy 2-step soup. Along with 16 grams of plant-based protein per serving! 

Servings: 6

Serving Size: 1 ½ cups (355g)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Nutrition Facts:  286 calories / 49.5g carbs / 16g protein / 3.5g fat 

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon (14g) olive oil

  • 1 small (128g) yellow onion (diced)

  • 3 whole (138g) carrots (peeled and finely diced)

  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 28-oz can (794g) crushed tomatoes

  • 1 15-oz can (425g) black beans (rinsed and drained)

  • 4 cups (880g) vegetable broth

  • 1 cup (192g) dry green or brown lentils

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion, carrots, and garlic to the pot and sauté for 5-7 minutes until softened.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 45-60 minutes.

  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro, avocado, shredded cheese/cheese substitute, or tortilla chips (macros not included.)

Notes:

  1. If you’re not vegetarian or vegan feel free to use fat-free chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth (the macros will remain the same.)

  2. Slow cooker instructions: place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.


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