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    This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental

    Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP.

    2016 FOOD AND NUTRITION CALENDAR

    DECEMBER RECIPE

    HEARTY LENTIL AND SAUSAGE SOUP

    • ¹⁄3 pound ground Italian sausage • 1 small onion, diced • 1 stalk of celery, diced • 2 large carrots, sliced • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced • 8 ounces dried lentils, sorted and rinsed • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced, no-salt-added

    tomatoes • 1 (14.5 ounce) can low-sodium

    chicken broth • 4 cups water • 1 large bay leaf • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning • ¼ teaspoon salt • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

    Stovetop directions: 1. Place sausage in a large stock pot.

    Cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain excess fat in a colander.

    2. Return sausage to pot and add onion, celery, carrots and minced garlic. Sauté vegetables until tender.

    3. Stir in lentils and remaining ingredients. 4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and

    simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

    Slow cooker directions: 1. Place sausage in a skillet on the stovetop.

    Cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain excess fat in a colander.

    2. In a 6 quart slow cooker, stir together all ingredients.

    3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving.

    Makes 4 servings Serving size: 2½ cups

    Cost per recipe: $4.80 Cost per serving: $1.20

    Source: Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Curriculum Coordinator for Kentucky Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

    Nutrition facts per serving: 350 calories; 9g total fat; 3g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 20mg cholesterol; 470mg sodium; 47g carbohydrate; 12g fiber; 8g sugar; 19g protein; 140% Daily Value of vitamin A; 35% Daily Value of vitamin C; 8% Daily Value of calcium; 25% Daily Value of iron.

    Note: You can use any color lentils (one color or a variety) in this dish.