Winter warming lentil and vegetable soup


There’s nothing quite like a winter vegetable soup to make you feel warm on the inside, when it’s cold on the outside! This tummy-warming recipe comes from Mandy Sacher. Her new book Wholesome Child is an 8 step program, nutritional guide and recipe book all in one!

Mandy calls it the only resource parents will need to transition their children from processed foods to a healthy and nutritious diet. It offers simple and effective steps which all families can achieve – no matter what stage of their health journeys.

The book helps answer some of those questions that as parents we constantly ask ourselves.

Why worry about gluten if your child is not celiac? Why is eating the same three vegetables over and over good, but not great? How much sugar is too much and what amount is healthy to eat? What is the difference between good fats and bad fats?

While you decide if you need this wonderful new book in your kitchen, try out this hearty and warming soup that Mandy says is her son’s favourite.

It’s perfect as an after school snack or as a main course for dinner. Be sure to puree it for a rich, creamy result.

Lentil and Vegetable Soup


Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 500 g dry lentils rinsed
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 litres vegetable broth/bone broth.
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin


  1. Place a pot on a medium heat, add olive oil
  2. Sauté onion, garlic, carrot and celery for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, tomatoes and broth and stir.
  4. Increase the heat and bring to the boil.
  5. Once boiling, reduce heat slightly and leave to simmer covered for approximately 40 minutes or until the lentils are soft.

Recipe Notes

To serve: Serve the soup from the pot or puree in a food processor for a smoother consistency.

To store: Store in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Tip: Serve with brown rice to ensure a complete protein-packed meal. When you pair up delicious combinations of plant-based proteins and whole grains you maximise (or enhance) the benefits of plant-based proteins.

Mandy Sacher

Wholesome Child founder, child nutrition expert and mother of two, Mandy Sacher, is a Paediatric Nutritionist and SOS Feeding Consultant. Her clinical practice focuses on prenatal and childhood nutrition, helping parents and mums-to-be-feed their children healthy, nourishing foods right from the start.

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