This Crockpot Vegan Coconut Curry Chickpea Lentil Soup is easy to prep and is a healthy, comforting soup!Marriage is all about compromise. I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase about a million times, especially if you are married. As cliche as it may be, it’s true. You have to be able to bend and stretch; being rigid doesn’t get you very far.
So let’s talk about compromising at dinner time. This has been a big adjustment for me in marriage. Before you’re married, you get to eat whatever you want for dinner–you follow your cravings and desires. Once you’re married (and have kids, but that’s a whole different post…) you have to consider someone else’s stomach and taste buds when you’re deciding what to have for dinner. Easy if your food likes and dislikes line up. Not so easy if they don’t.
This soup has some of my favorite things in it. I love curry and it pairs so well with coconut milk. Tim thinks curry is okay, but it’s definitely not his favorite and if I serve it too often he gets sick of it quickly. He tolerates chickpeas and lentils, but sweet potato is on his list of least favorite vegetables. Put all of these things in one dish and it might just put him over the edge. One way that I’ve learned to compromise is to not serve his least favorite things for dinner very often. Which is why this soup was actually made for lunch. Lunch is where I get to think of one person: me!
This vegan soup could not be any easier. The prep time is 10 minutes, max! It’s my favorite kind of crock pot recipe: you dump the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do the work. No browning meat or sautéing onions in the beginning, no extra dishes to clean. Dump and go!I put this in the crock pot in the morning and cooked it on high for 4 hours so it would be ready for lunchtime. I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure it would work to cook it on low for 8 hours if you’d like to have it ready at dinner time. I froze it in individual portions so I have lots of extra lunches ready for me on those busy days when I want something homemade, but don’t have the time to make it.
This soup is hearty and comforting, yet low calorie. Each serving has just 228 calories and boasts 12 grams of protein! It’s a healthy, easy recipe that is full of flavor. You can’t go wrong with that combo!Print