2/10 Menu Planning: Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Linking up with Jill and Laura for menu planning as we get back on track with staying accountable to our plans. I am recycling a few from last week’s menu since I never used them. Still working to try new meals. Last week we added in an enchilada recipe I haven’t made in a long time and the coconut lentil soup recipe below.

Sunday: A version of these Cabbage Rolls
Monday: Kung Pao Tofu/Chicken
Tuesday: Sandwich pre-run
Wednesday: Polenta Enchiladas
Thursday: Grilled veggies/potatoes & ? (Might change and do something for Valentine's Day)
Friday: Spaghetti (per O’s request)

During cold months I love soup and was looking for a way to use up some red lentils. I found a few different soup recipes and combined to make this…O loved it and had leftovers for days. Yes it makes a lot!

Coconut Lentil Soup
1 onion diced
1 cup carrots chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup red lentils (soak for 15 minutes then dump water)
1 15oz can coconut milk
2-3 cups water or broth
2 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
¼ cup lime juice
4 tbsp red curry paste
½ to 1 tbsp garlic chili paste
Salt to taste

Saute onion, carrots and garlic in coconut oil until soft. Add in coconut milk, 2 cups water, tamari, lime juice, curry paste and chili paste. Simmer until carrots soft throughout 15-20 minutes with immersion blender puree soup. Add in lentils and simmer 15 minutes. Salt to taste.

Now that we are getting better at planning dinners I need to work on snack planning and making quick and easy things to grab. What are your favorite snacks?

Don't forget the new weekly Marathon Monday link ups. Check back tomorrow and link up your weekly training post (any distance) and see what others are up to. Also look for a couple fun giveaways coming soon!


  1. Ooh, Love the Marathon Mondays. Such a great way to encourage each other!

    1. Join us tomorrow and each week , fun to see what everyone is up to

  2. However, I can't seem to link back to Marathon Mondays????

    1. The link will open tomorrow, let me know if you still have issues then, would love to have you link

  3. The black bean quesadilla sound yummy! Have you found a non-dairy cheese that actually melts AND tastes good? Please share if you have! For snacks lately I have been having Maranatha no stir almond butter on apples, bananas and raw carrots. Nom nom nom!

    1. Dairy free cheese is tough, it either melts good or tastes good but hard to find both! The Diaya isn't too bad but I usually do the lactose free dairy cheese and I am fine.

  4. Kung Po Tofu sounds wonderful! I forgot about MM! I'll add it to my calendar and plan to share my workouts a week from tomorrow.

    1. This will be the first time I make it so hope it turns out :)

  5. That lentil soup recipe sounds great. I am a major lentil lover and soups are one of my go-to meals to make. Thanks for sharing :).

  6. I was just thinking I need to make something with red lentils again soon. Yum! I'll try to remember to come back and link up tomorrow!

    1. I bought mine months ago and forgot all about them, figured it was time to use some up!

  7. That recipe for the soup looks yummy, and I have a bunch of red lentils in the pantry!

    1. It was super easy too and made plenty of leftovers :)

  8. This sounds YUMMY, its on my to make list!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com


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