This incredible tortellini soup has become an integral part of our kitchen. I got the Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen app installed on my phone and it was a real eye opener for several reasons. The app is really just a simple checklist of ingredients to incorporate into your daily diet – ideally every day. Beans, berries, spices, nuts, vegetables, etc. It’s actually not easy. What immediately caught my eye is the way you have to have every meal (and snack) count if you want to tick all the boxes. I found that I needed a bigger plan than my usual “free-style” approach, as well as an evolved arsenal of go-to recipes. So! The first thing I started was building delicious, filling meals into a bowl, like this soup.
Tortellini soup: the details
This is a fortifying stew based on lentils and tomatoes, covered with plump, tender dumplings, seasoned with a range of spices, and with lots of spinach. It’s so tasty and simple, weekday friendly, and great for leftovers. There’s no shame in using frozen spinach here either. It shortens the already minimal preparation time here to almost nothing. The same applies to the use of pre-made tortellini. Enjoy!
There are a number of other plant-based “box checker” recipes for whole foods here, too, and throughout the archive. If you are interested in a vegan version of this recipe, simply leave out the grated cheese and buy matching tortellini.
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