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    Nothing beats a good, hearty soup that has inexpensive ingredients, feeds a lot of people, and doesn't take long to make. For a twist on this triple threat, add some bacon or pancetta. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
    • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped (3/4 cup)
    • 2 celery stalks, peeled and chopped (2/3 cup)
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced (1 tablespoon)
    • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
    • 1 small tomato, chopped (1/3 cup)
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 2 cups brown or green lentils
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 small bay leaf
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
    • 4 cups water, plus more if needed
    • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    • Garlic Croutons, optional

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 184 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 8.82%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1404 mg 58.5%
    • Calcium: 56 mg 5.59%
    • Potassium: 279 mg 7.96%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 8.23%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.82%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 108.83%
    • Vitamin C 8.03%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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