Another one of my favorite soups for "Souper Monday"! It has so much flavor and reheats for lunch in a snap.
Sausage and Lentil Soup
Makes 6 servings (about 1 C each)
4 points each
1 clove garlic, minced
1 C cooked frozen spinach
1/4 C chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes
1 C dry lentils
6 C fat-free chicken broth
3 links of sweet Italian turkey sausage
Remove sausage from casings. In a non-stick skillet, brown sausage, crumbling it as it cooks. Set aside.
In a soup pot, sautee garlic and onion in cooking spray. Add chicken broth, lentils and spinach. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 mintues. You want the lentils cooked, but still firm.
Add sausage and tomatoes. Simmer an additional 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Can also add 2 C of cooked pasta (like orzo or other smaller pasta shape) to the soup for additional points.