Lentil lovers will want a second bowl of this nourishing soup with a subtle touch of curry. It looks particularly appealing thanks to the color the fresh spinach adds. —Kim Russell, North Wales, Pennsylvania
You can have your comfort food and nutrition, too, when you stir up Sandy Starks' scrumptious stew. "We love this dish!" she writes from Amherst, New York. "Filled with wholesome barley, it's hearty and satisfying and tastes even better the next day.
Here’s a healthy soup from our Test Kitchen that's ideal for vegetarians and those watching their weight. Butternut squash and lentils make it filling, while herbs and other veggies round out the flavor.
Loaded with protein-rich lentils, this hearty soup is rooted in the old-fashioned goodness of leeks, parsnips, celery and carrots. "The addition of lemon juice transforms what might otherwise be an everyday soup into something out of the ordinary," writes Jean Rowlings of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.