Spice Up Soups
Soups can be a convenient, healthful meal option, especially if they are loaded with vegetables and lean protein, and low in sodium. To avoid excess fat, stick to water- or broth-based styles such as minestrone, chicken noodle or black bean rather than cream- or cheese-based versions. A wide range of spices mixes easily into soups. A turmeric-infused red lentil and lemon soup from the blog 101 Cookbooks includes onions, cumin, mustard seeds and sea salt, along with spinach leaves and chopped cilantro. Turmeric deepens the golden color of canned chicken and vegetable soup, and adding a dose to your bowl may have a long-term positive effect on your health. Studies have called attention to the spice for its potential in helping to prevent the growth of tumors in both prostate and breast cancers, as well as protecting healthy cells from the toxic effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. To create the Red Lentil Soup with Lemon recipe, you’ll need split red lentils, turmeric, butter, sea salt, onion, cumin, mustard seeds, cilantro, lemons and spinach leaves.
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