Lentil-Sausage Soup

Lentil-Sausage Soup is an easy, delicious and hearty recipe for a slow cooker soup. Ingredients include: Spicy chicken sausage links, onion, carrots, lentils, garlic and celery. Just cut up the vegetables and throw everything in the slow cooker. NOTE: The (8) hours of waiting for it to cook will be your most difficult part!. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Lentil-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.lentil-sausage-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 (3 oz each) fully cooked,
spicy chicken sausage links, sliced (1/2″ thick)

1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 medium-size carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme

DIRECTIONS:

1.  In a 4 or 5 quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW 8-10 hours or until lentils are tender.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 2 Meat (L) + 2 Vegetable

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 231, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 803mg, Sugars: 8g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 13g, Protein: 19g

Original recipe and image from: Taste Of Home. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lentil—chicken-sausage-stew

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