A lentil soup recipe that is incredibly easy to make, very healthy yet filled with amazing flavor. Indulge a little by adding sausage, too!
It’s that time of the year again when healthy eating pledges are right around the corner. The heavy holiday dishes have finally worn out their welcome and our bodies begin to crave fresh and light foods once again. And if my accidental juice cleanse debacle a few years ago taught me anything, it’s that changing my diet in any direction with a sudden turn is never a good idea.
I created this easy lentil soup recipe with this transition in mind. I looove all things lentil soup (this recipe which uses Moroccan spices sounds amazing) and it’s typically filled with so many healthy goodies that I know my body thanks me. Still, I’m not quite ready to completely let go of the rich holiday treats that I’ve allowed myself to enjoy to excess these past weeks, which is why a little smoked sausage and freshly grated parmesan added to this healthy lentil soup recipe just had to happen.
The great news is that the soup is delicious on its own, even without the sausage and cheese. So you can keep this recipe on standby for when you need something easy, healthy yet still comforting and super tasty. And if you’d like to indulge, toss in the sausage for something special. Another option is to serve the sausage in a bowl and let your family add as much or as little as they’d like. Of course, that would never work for me; I’d be grabbing a fork and eating bites of sausage before the bowl ever made it to the table! But at least my lentil soup recipe is healthy enough that it might just make up for it.
Whatever you’re making and devouring this holiday, I hope that your New Year celebration is all that you wish for and much more! Cheers :)