Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
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Sometimes the “lentil” things in life bring the most happiness. Take soup for example: There’s nothing like cozying up to a warm, hearty bowl of broth and veggies to warm up during the cold winter months. Make that soup a meatless Moroccan meal and you’ve got the perfect nutrient-packed dish to keep you healthy all season.

Grab your slow cooker and all the veggies you can find and head to your kitchen to whip up this Moroccan Lentil Soup. You’ve never had a meal this flavorful, nutritious and easy to prepare. Make this recipe during your Sunday meal prep and portion out individual servings for healthy dinners all week long.

To make this plant-based stew, we combine vegetables like kale, carrots, onions, celery, green bell peppers and sweet potatoes to fill you up with fiber and nutrition. This recipe is very flexible so feel free to swap in any other non-starchy veggies that you have on hand. A variety of spices and herbs add big flavor with very little calories, such as garlic, coriander, cumin, curry powder, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg and turmeric. The main ingredient—lentils—contribute the protein and fiber in this filling vegan recipe. Once finished, we garnish each bowl of soup with pumpkin seeds for a unique, satisfying crunch.

Healthy hack: If you’re not concerned about the vegetarian status of this meal, feel free to pump up the protein with another PowerFuel like chicken, turkey or lean beef. You can also keep it plant-based with cubed tofu, marinated tempeh or meatless beef crumbles.

Are you a lentil lover? This hearty and healthy legume is packed with fiber and protein for a satisfying meatless meal. Fill up on lentils with our recipes for Pomegranate Lentil Caviar, Instant Pot Italian Lentils and Superfood Autumn Health Bowls. While you’re at it, check out the link below to learn more about why we love this legume:

Superfood Saturday: Why We’re Loving Lentils

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One serving of this Moroccan Lentil Soup contains 265 calories and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Vegetable on the Nutrisystem program. Even though this healthy recipe is filled with nutritious ingredients, it’s still very important to keep track of it for the best weight loss results. The NuMi app makes it easy to log your meals and stay accountable with your food intake throughout your journey. Download the FREE NuMi app today and track your way to success. Click here to log this recipe in the NuMi app >

Searching for more broth-based recipes for your weight loss menu? Slurp on these other soups and stews:

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 265

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup lentils, dry
  • 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 2 ½ cups kale, chopped
  • ¾ cup pumpkin seeds

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except for the kale and pumpkin seeds into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 4-6 hours.
  3. Once finished, stir in the chopped kale garnish with pumpkin seeds (~2 tablespoons per bowl).