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Perfect Personal Portions

For those of you looking to keep your food in portions in check this is the perfect solution. It’s not about counting calories, but rather being mindful of what a true portion size is, even for the average adult. Whether your goals are lose weight or just to have an efficient metabolism a good collection of wean green containers can help you get on your way. Some containers may appear to be on the small side, but fear you not, as you can build them into quite the meal by using multiple containers   Let’s just say. In one container you’ve got your all in one soup all ready to go. Filled with lentils and cumin and hearty veggies. Not to mention this is an all-in one meal – making it very easy for meal planning this wintertime. Then to make it more complete have some kale or another whole grain in another container and it’s all portioned out. These containers make it very easy for you to mindful with your meals while keep your personal portions in check and filled with delicious food!   Lentil Cumin Soup 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1.5 cups diced yellow onion Pinch of sea salt 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1.5 cups celery, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 cups red lentils, rinsed well 8 cups water or homemade vegetable stock 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon maple syrup How It’s Made 1. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and pinch of salt and cook until golden brown. Add the carrots, celery and garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds 2. Add the cumin, lentils and pinch of salt 3. Add the broth and bay leaves. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the vegetables are softened and the lentils have cooked through, about 30 minutes 4. Add lemon juice and maple syrup, and serve   Delicious Knowledge by Marni What I love about lentils is that they don’t need to be soaked overnight. So if you are in a pinch and wanted a bit pot of lentil soup for dinner, cook them right into your broth! This soup has a flare of Indian spices that are warming and satisfying. Complete your soup with a bowl of basmati rice and steamed greens!