Tasty Tuesdays

Warm and Toasty Tasty Tuesday

Good Morning!!

My Weather Channel app says there is a good chance of snow today, so I’m sharing a comfort food recipe guaranteed to fill you up with warm goodness and keep you satisfied!! It was shared at one of my Friday Weight Watchers meetings in Geneva last week and it spread like wild fire!! Thanks for cutting it out of the paper and bringing it in, Julie L. !!!! Also a BIG thank you to Joanne Z. for taking the time to type it up and email it to me so that all I had to do was cut and paste and voila…..all 850+ of us have instant access to this yummy, hearty lentil soup!

YES, you read correctly…over 850 people now subscribe to my blog!! Thank you for receiving my emails and sharing my website with friends and family. Thanks to all of you, I have pen pals all across the United States that I have never even met in person! The power of the internet!!! See, I told you we are not alone!!!!!

Enjoy the soup 🙂





This soup is so delicious, it feels like it should be a lot of WW points plus!!! I made it for dinner Friday night. My husband also loved it.

I had Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage in my frige so I used 3 of the links which would be less than 7 ounces for the whole recipe and it seemed like plenty. And I used all low sodium chicken stock instead of water. Other than that, I followed the recipe. It’s even better the next day.

If you want to include it in your blog, I’d be happy to type it up and send it to you.

I still have to figure out the value of the soup with my changes, but I’m hoping it’s still around 3 pts.

Thanks again for sending it to me!


Hearty Lentil Soup

Yield: 9 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep time: 20 minutes
175 Calories Per Cup
3 PointPlus values per cup

14 oz. lean smoked turkey sausage, sliced
1 cup celery, medium dice
1 medium onion, medium dice
1 carrot, medium dice
3 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can reduced sodium fat free chicken broth
2 (14.5 ounce) cans no-salt added diced tomato
1 cup dried lentils
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

Coat a large soup pot with cooking spray. Over medium-high sauté sausage until lightly brown. Remove from pan.
Add celery, onions and carrots to pot and sauté over medium-high heat for approximately 4 minutes.
Add the sausage and all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
Remove bay leaf and serve.

Recipe Copyright © 2012 American Diabetes Association. From Health Calendar Diabetic Cooking. 2nd Edition by Lara Randinelli-Hamilton, RD, LDN, CDE and Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough-Hamilton. Reprinted with permission from the American Diabetes Association. To order this book, please call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at store.diabetes.org.

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