I started by making grilled chicken for my husband. He loves grilled peppers and onions too. I decided those were the makings of a good sandwich. Then I remembered I had picked up a couple of portabellos and decided this was a good time to try a grilled veggie sandwich.
Let me say from the start, I hate lentils. At least I did the last time I had them, which was probably when I was a kid. But in my effort to make myself reconsider previously despised foods, I am giving them another chance. Ina Garten has a way of making everything look delicious. So here we go with lentils.
I do think this is a soup I would make again with a couple adjustments. I would go with a little less celery...I am not its biggest fan.
I didn't figure out the calories, but I did look up lentils and they are about 230 calories per cup (cooked). The rest is veggies, low fat chicken broth and turkey sausage. I significantly reduced the olive oil (for veggie sauteing). Overall, I think it would be a very reasonable number of calories for a very hearty soup. I packed a couple of one cup servings to put in the freezer at work for lunches.
I took this picture on my way home from work yesterday. The clouds were so incredible I had to stop and admire them. I wish I had my "good" camera with me.
Hope your weekend is fantastic!