Hearty Chicken and Lentil Soup Served with Whole Wheat Crackers

Hearty Chicken and Lentil Soup Served with Whole Wheat Crackers

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

[typical values per 100g]:

Calories: 279

Protein: 22.4 g

Carbohydrates: 28.4 g

Sugars: 2.8 g

Fat: 9.1 g

Saturated Fat: 1.8 g

Fiber: 5.6 g

Sodium: 205.3 mg

Preparation: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Serves: 1

Storage Info: N/A

1. In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat.

2. Sauté carrots, onion, celery and garlic. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.

3. Add broth, lentils, barley,and spices.  Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are soft.

4. In the meantime, dice cooked chicken. Add chicken and tomatoes to pot and simmer for another 5 minutes.

5. Serve soup topped with swiss cheese and a side of crackers.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp carrot, chopped

2 tbsp onion, chopped

2 tbsp celery, fresh, diced

½ tsp garlic, chopped

⅔ cup broth, chicken, low sodium, canned

1 tbsp beans, lentils, pink, dry

1 tbsp barley, pearl or whole, uncooked

⅛ tsp oregano, dried 

⅛ tsp black pepper

1 ½ oz chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cooked

2 tbsp tomatoes, diced, canned

½ tbsp cheese, Swiss, low fat, shredded

2 crackers, whole wheat