Today I will return to sharing some recipes with you. I will be using the time to teach you to prepare a simple, but delicious vegetable lentil soup. Everything you need to be healthy will be in the one pot (vitamins, protein from plants, a little starch, some healthy fat, and minerals).
This homemade vegetable soup will become one of your favorites as it is a simple dinner recipe for the entire family, which is also easy on the pocket and full of fiber for the entire family, especially the diabetic.
All the Nutrients for a Healthy You
Diabetics need to ensure that we eat foods which are low in carbohydrate, calories, and high fiber. At the same time, we also need enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep us healthy.
One of the best and simplest meal I can think of, which will be pleasing to the palette of most people and therefore suitable for the entire family is a vegetable soup with some added legume in the form of lentils for the protein.
It is a one pot meal and cleaning up will be a “breeze.” Soup is also a good way to “weed” your refrigerator of vegetables in preparation for replacing with other fresh produce from the supermarket/market or grocery store. It is a good way to get all the nutrients needed by simply consuming one meal, cooked in one pot, whilst you do some other chores around the house.
Sweet Potato Bliss
The soup I will share with you today, will have a little sweet potato for the sweet tooth in your family. I love adding sweet potatoes because of the taste and more importantly it’s effect on blood glucose over an extended period of time. Please be reminded that sweet potato is also below 55 on the glycemic index when it is boiled.
Let me also add that sweet potato also contain a protein similar to the one found in eggs. Sweet potatoes were discovered to control diabetes and also the blood glucose of those who do not have diabetes.
This wonderful, plant-based food was already discussed in more details in a previous post I wrote. Please click here for more information.
- 1 lb. pumpkin
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 large cho cho
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 cup dried brown lentils
- scallion to taste (1 piece)
- 1 piece thyme
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- salt to taste
- pimento seeds (8)
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- About 9-10 cups of water
- Add 9 cups of water to a large enough pot
- Turn on flame to the highest and set pot on burner
- Add salt to taste ( start with 3/4 tablespoons)
- Wash lentils and add to the pot, after the water starts boiling
- Wash, then peel sweet potatoes and cut into cubes, then add to the pot
- Wash, then peel pumpkin and cut in cubes, then add to the pot (do not use the seeds)
- Wash, then peel cho cho, remove the core then cut the flesh into cubes and add to the pot
- Wash and cut carrots into cube, then add to the pot
- Break broccoli into florets,wash and add to the pot
- Turn flame to medium or low, dependent on stove
- Wash, then peel scallion and place on a cutting board and slightly pound, then add to the pot
- Wash and add pimento seeds
- Wash and add thyme and whole scotch bonnet pepper to the pot
- Add the coconut oil
- Wash and cut basil into tiny pieces and add to pot
- Wash and cut parsley into tiny pieces and set aside
- Let boil (10-20 minutes)
- Add basil and parsley, and simmer for 5-10 minutes
- Serve hot in bowls
Vegetable soups, especially when they include lentils or beans, with a little sweet potato are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber to name a few of the essentials needed to control diabetes. It is easy and cheap to prepare and will give you all you need in a one pot meal to prevent your blood glucose from getting a high spike.
The good news is that this one pot meal is good for the entire family, even those who do not have diabetes. Remember that prevention is the smartest thing we can do as it relates to diabetes, so we are encouraged to make this soup for the entire family to ensure a diabetic-free future for your loved ones.
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