Dashes of Turmeric, Red Cayenne Pepper, Smoked Paprika (for added flavor and anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidants)
2-4 Dashes Nutritional Yeast (added Vitamins & Minerals and parmesan cheese flavor)
Handful Raw Pumpkin Seeds (for added crunchy texture, flavor and Omega 3's, Protein and B Vitamins)
1 Can Amy's Organic Lentil Soup (or try with your favorite soup, ideally a non-cream based, low sodium, low sugar, high protein & fiber version)
One of my favorite ways to save time in meal prep is to "fortify" foods that I haven't made, but purchased, such as a healthy canned soup. Amy's Organic Soups (and the Pacific Brand) offers a delicious line of soups with real ingredients all that you can pronounce, lower in sodium, and higher in protein and fiber than most soups.
On this cold day, I wanted a hearty, warm soup that wouldn't take much time to prepare. So, I simply grabbed a can of my favorite Amy's Lentil Soup, added some Turmeric, Cayenne Red Pepper and cooked in microwave for 2 minutes then topped with Nutritional Yeast, Smoked Paprika and sprinkled with yummy, crunchy Pumpkin Seeds. Wa-La! Lunch is served in 2 minutes AND is packed with protein, fiber and all the goodness I need to fuel for the afternoon.