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15 Protein-Rich Lentil Soups That Will Nourish Your Body and Keep You Satisfied


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Lentil soup may just be the most popular way to consume lentils. And that’s because lentil soup is an easy, protein-rich meal that satisfies hunger quickly. It is also economical, can be eaten with a simple vegetable broth or dressed up with spices, grains, vegetables, potatoes, and other legumes, and provides a slew of important vitamins and nutrients. Making lentil soup from scratch is certainly possible, and goodness knows there are a plethora of recipes to try. However, every once in a while, you will find that even after an hour of cooking your soup, your lentils are still hard as opposed to soft and tender, or on the other side of the spectrum, they have become too mushy. Frustrating to say the least.

Thankfully, there are tons of lentil soup products on the market today that make it super easy to whip up a hearty, healthy, and perfectly tender lentil soup in half the time it would take you to make it from scratch. Some are soup mixes that have gathered all of the materials for you, outline exactly how long to warm it, and come seasoned. And then there are even easier options like canned lentil soup or heat-and-serve boxed containers. What ever your lentil soup style is, there is sure to be one on the market for you. Here are 15 we think you should check out!

 

  1. Nile Spice Lentil Soup

    For a product that has you chowing down in less than 10 minutes, check out Nile Spice Lentil Soup. This soup is made with precooked lentils, dehydrated vegetables (tomato, carrots, potato, spinach, garlic, onions), salt, spices, and a few other ingredients. Each package of this soup provides 11 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, 70 percent of your daily vitamin C, 20 percent of your iron, and 10 percent of your vitamin A. Reviewers are saying that this soup is very hearty and healthy (especially for an instant soup), is low-calorie and low-fat, and is easy-to-make. You can get a pack of 12 1.8-ounce packages for about $17.50.


  2. Amy's Curried Lentil

    Lentils are an Indian cuisine staple, so it’s no surprise that you’ll find many lentil soups on the market today flavored with traditional curry spices. Take Amy’s Curried Lentil Soup, for instance. This hearty soup is made with filtered water and the following organic ingredients: onions, black lentils, high oleic safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, mung beans, yellow split peas, green lentils, garlic, ginger, sea salt, herbs and spices, turmeric, jalapeño peppers, and black pepper. Each serving of this soup (one cup) is 230 calories, has nine grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, 680 milligrams of sodium, and 20 percent of your daily iron intake. Reviewers are saying that this soup is flavorful (and a little spicy), is ” restaurant quality,” is high in fiber and relatively low in fat. You can get a pack of 12, 14.5-ounce cans for $34.


  3. Sierra Soups: Italian Lentil

    For a lentil soup you can customize or enjoy as is, check out Sierra Soups: Italian Lentil. This gluten-free soup mix includes Pardina lentils, dehydrated vegetables (carrots, onions, tomatoes, spinach, celery, bell peppers), hydrolized soy protein, and spices. Each serving of this soup (one prepared cup) is 170 calories, has 12 grams of protein, 14 grams of fiber, 330 milligrams of sodium, 30 percent of your daily vitamin A and 20 percent of your iron. Reviewers are saying that this soup mix is very fresh, “tastes like homemade soup,” and can be easily bulked up. You can get two 16-ounce bags of this soup mix for $20.


  4. Dr. McDougall's Lentil Couscous Soup

    Dr. McDougall’s Lentil Couscous Soup is pretty much two meals in one. This lower-sodium soup is made with whole wheat couscous, dried lentils, dried vegetables (onion, tomato, garlic, carrot), yeast extract, vegan natural flavors, pineapple, spices, and turmeric. Each portable cup of this soup is 210 calories, has 10 grams of protein, nine grams of fiber, and 360 milligrams of sodium. Reviewers are saying that this soup is very filling, super convenient (whether you microwave water or boil it), and has a very clean nutritional profile. Some reviewers feel that the flavor is a bit bland, but as other reviewers point out, this soup is aimed at being a healthy more than anything and can easily be perked up with spices. To try it out, you can get a pack of six 2.1-ounce cups for about $17.


  5. Boulder! Organic Red Lentil Dahl Soup

    While most lentil soups use a simple base of filtered water or broth, Boulder! Organic Red Lentil Dahl Soup is made creamy thanks to coconut milk. Specifically, this gluten-free soup is made with filtered water and the following organic ingredients: red lentils, onions, carrots, coconut milk, a vegetable base (primarily carrots, onion, celery), extra virgin olive oil, turmeric, paprika, and other spices. Each eight-ounce serving of this soup is 200 calories, has 11 grams of protein, seven grams of fiber, 560 milligrams of sodium, and 70 percent of your daily vitamin A. Reviews are mixed on this one. Some felt that this soup was hearty and delicious, while others found it to be somewhat bland. To see how you feel about it, you can get one 24-ounce container for about $5.


  6. Health Valley Organic No Salt Added Lentil Soup

    Deterred from eating lentil soup because of the high sodium content it usually has? If this sounds like you, consider checking out Health Valley Organic No Salt Added Lentil Soup. This soup is made with filtered water and the following organic ingredients: lentils, carrots, tomato paste, onions, rice starch, cane juice, expeller pressed canola oil, onion powder, garlic powder, spices, and vitamin a palmitate. Each serving of this soup (one cup) is 140 calories, has nine grams of protein, eight grams of fiber, 3o milligrams of sodium, 25 percent of your daily vitamin A, and 20 percent of your iron. Reviewers are saying that this soup is an excellent low-salt option for soup, is filling and tasty, and can be perked up even more with the addition of a few spices like paprika, chili powder, and garlic. You can get a pack of six 15-ounce cans for $30.


  7. Pacific Foods Vegetable Lentil and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

    Do you find that whenever you order soup online, you always seem to receive dented cans? If so, consider checking out Pacific Foods Vegetable Lentil and Roasted Red Pepper Soup. This vegan soup comes in a BPA-free tetra pack that you simply have to tear open, no can opener required. The soup itself is primarily made with water and the following organic ingredients: tomatoes, onions, lentils, black beans, celery, roasted red peppers, corn, corn starch, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and spices. Each one cup serving of this soup is 150 calories, has eight grams of protein, seven grams of fiber, 760 milligrams of sodium, and 15 percent of your daily iron. Reviewers are saying that this soup is good quality, very filling, tasty, and flavorful (with the roasted red pepper adding a nice robust touch). That being said, a few reviewers found the sodium content of this soup to be too high, with some adding water to dilute it. If you’d like to try it, you can get a pack of 12, 17-ounce packages for about $51.


  8. Progresso Lentil Soup

    Progresso Lentil Soup is a gluten-free soup made with six fairly simple ingredients: water, lentils, celery, tomato paste, modified food starch, and spinach. Each one cup serving of this soup is 160 calories, has nine grams of protein, five grams of fiber, 810 milligrams of sodium, and 15 percent of your daily iron. Reviewers are saying that this soup is flavorful, filling, and has a good amount of protein. A few reviewers did point out the very high sodium level, though, so if that’s an issue for you, you may want to opt for another brand. You can get a pack of six 19-ounce cans for $7.50.


  9. Yelli Red Lentil Soup Mix

    Yelli Red Lentil Soup Mix is a product for making “East Indian Masoor Dal,” a traditional thick Indian soup made with lentils and vegetables and spiced with herbs. Specifically, this soup is made with red lentils, dried vegetables and herbs (bulb onions, tomatoes, garlic, parsley), and ground spices (cumin, chili, and turmeric). Each serving of this soup (1/4 of the package) is 150 calories and has 10 grams of protein. The product does not include how much sodium or fiber but there is no salt added and one reviewer said that they were happy to find a soup that contains “close to no sodium.” Reviewers are saying that this soup is “perfect for a quick and healthy meal,” “comes pretty darn close to homemade soup made from scratch,” and is fun since you can make it with different types of broth. Some reviewers did find that the four servings for each bag were more like two and that they had to add quite a few spices to perk it up. If you’d like to try this mix out, you can get a pack of three bags for $10.


  10. Amy’s Organic Light in Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup

    Amy’s Organic Light in Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup is another option for those of you who don’t want to fulfill their daily sodium intake in just one meal. This soup is made with filtered water and the following organic ingredients: onions, lentils, carrots, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, sea salt, balsamic vinegar, and spices. Each serving of this soup (one cup) is 160 calories, has seven grams of protein, eight grams of fiber, and 340 milligrams of sodium. Reviewers are saying that this soup is tasty (and can be made more flavorful with a few simple spices), a good “quick meal” option, and healthy (especially since it’s low sodium). To try it out, you can get a pack of 12, 14.5-ounce cans for about $45. That’s about $2 a can.


  11. Buckeye Beans and Herbs Great Leap'N Lentil Soup

    Buckeye Beans and Herbs Great Leap’N Lentil Soup may be a mouthful of a name for a soup, but the product itself is fairly simple. This dry soup mix includes lentils, chili powder, salt, garlic, onion, and spices. To enjoy this soup, you simply have to add your favorite broth. Each prepared serving (about two tablespoons of the dry mix) is 200 calories, has seven grams of protein, and 145 milligrams of sodium. Reviewers are saying that this soup is tasty, good quality, and quick and easy to prepare “but tastes like it took hours.” To see if you feel the same, you can get a pack of six 12-ounce containers for $30.


  12. The Spice Hunter Curry Lentil Soup

    The Spice Hunter Curry Lentil Soup is another solid option if you’re looking for a soup you can enjoy on the go. This gluten-free, MSG-free, and kosher soup is made with lentils, precooked rice, dried vegetables (carrots, celery, garlic, onion, tomato), salt, sugar, cumin, coriander, xanthan gum, ginger, yeast extract, turmeric, red pepper, paprika, and black pepper. Each portable package is 190 calories, has 10 grams of protein, eight grams of fiber, and 400 milligrams of sodium. The reviews are mixed on this one. Some reviewers feel that the soup was flavorful, convenient, and easy to prepare while others felt that microwaving the soup doesn’t do a sufficient enough job of cooking and although it is spicy it’s lacking in savory flavor. To try it out for yourself, you can get a pack of six 1.8-ounce cups for about $30.


  13. Daily Chef Organic Lentil Soup

    Daily Chef Organic Lentil Soup is an organic soup primarily made with four ingredients: water, organic lentils, organic, celery, and organic tomato paste. Each 17-ounce cup is 180 calories, has nine grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, and 740 milligrams of sodium. Reviewers are saying that this soup is tasty, definitely on the healthy side, and flavorful but not overly spicy. You can get a pack of six 17-ounce cups for about $22.


  14. Jansal Valley Barley and Lentil Soup

    While lentils are pretty hearty as it is, if you want a lentil soup that can work as a complete meal on its own, you may want to look for a soup that also includes grains. Jansal Valley Barley and Lentil Soup, for example, is made with pearled barley, French green lentils, and red lentils. To enjoy this soup, you simply need to add your favorite broth. Each serving (1/4 cup dry mix) is 190 calories, has 10 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, and 0 milligrams of sodium. Reviewers are saying that this mix is tasty, easy to make, and can be bulked up with vegetables or other ingredients easily if need be. You can get one 12-ounce bag for about $7.


  15. Dr. McDougall’s Lentil Soup

    Dr. McDougall’s Lentil Soup is a gluten-free, ready-to-serve, lentil soup that comes in a convenient BPA-free you simply have to tear open, no can opener required. Specifically this soup is made with filtered water, lentils, vegetables (onions, carrots, celery, tomato, garlic), organic brown rice, organic wine, natural flavor (vegan), yeast extract, potato starch, spices, and sea salt. Each serving of this soup (1/2 of the package) is 130 calories, has eight grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, 460 milligrams of sodium, and a little more than 50 percent of your daily vitamin A. Reviewers are saying that this soup is convenient, does not have an aftertaste like some other boxed soups, is flavored perfectly and does not need to be doctored, and is nutritious. You can get a pack of six 18.2-ounce cartons for about $25.

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David A
4 Months Ago

I wish they would not deceive us into thinking there will be recipes when it is a hidden advertisement for products.
I do so love this site.


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Anu Singh
4 Months Ago

Ah looking so delicious


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This made me hungry :-)


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Pamela Coote
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I always make my own lentil & vegetable soup.


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08 Nov 2016

Me too.



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