Dining alone? This easy-to-make “soup for one” will keep you from giving in to another instant microwaved meal or ordering expensive takeout. It comes together quickly, clean-up is a breeze and you’ll feel good knowing you’re eating fresh, whole food instead of something that came from a can.
Single-Serve Lentil Soup
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 small Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
2 large celery stalks, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 box low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup cooked lentils
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook for 5 minutes, then add remaining ingredients. Cook for another 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.
2. Serve warm.
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!