How to Make Low-Fat Lentil Soup - Only 5 Weight Watchers Points

By LeafTV Contributor

Lentils are a great source of protein and one of the most iron-rich vegetables. They also contain folate, vitamin B-1 and minerals, and are high in dietary fiber: 11 percent for red/pink lentils and 31 percent for green lentils.

Lentils
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Lentils are ideal for Weight Watchers plans.

Step 1

Heat the oil in a stock pot or Dutch oven and add the vegetables, cooking until they begin to get soft.

Step 2

Rinse the lentils and pick out any unsightly ones. Add the lentils, vegetable broth and crushed tomatoes to the pot.

Step 3

Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until desired tenderness of lentils is achieved.

Step 4

Serve with rice or orzo pasta, but note that this will add to the 5 Weight Watchers points.