This time of year is when a lot of people start to think about making hearty soups and stews to warm them during the cold weather. While soups and stews can be enjoyed anytime, there is something about a hearty soup or stew when it is cold, rainy, or snowy that can warm you from the inside out and make you feel good inside. With a healthy red lentil soup you can warm up will getting a good amount of protein to boost your energy levels and warm you through even more. There are many different recipes for red lentil soup that you can find in cook books or online. If you really love lentils than you may want to try out a few that have different ingredients to keep things interesting. Commonly some of the best red lentil soups are made with root vegetables and a tasty vegetable stock as lentils are sometimes a main staple in a vegetarian or vegan diet as they provide protein and fiber and other essential nutrients. Potatoes are also commonly added to a hearty red lentil soup as are herbs and spices. The herbs and spices that are used in a red lentil soup can be one of the major taste contributing factors. Some people choose to use herbs in their red lentil soup that are common in mediterranean because many mediterranean restaurants and cafes serve a red lentil soup. Others may choose to use indian or african spices in their red lentil soup to give more heat and strong spice flavor. If you would like to discover some of the best red lentil soup recipes you can search online for red lentil soup recipes that you might enjoy. Some websites and phone applications allow you to customize your soup and work with ingredients that you may have. For example, if you have lentils, carrots, low-sodium vegetarian broth, celery, and cumin you can enter those ingredients and see what recipes are suggested for you. Or if you are planning to go shopping and buy the ingredients then you may choose to browse through many red lentil soup recipes to find the one that you would like to make. When shopping it is helpful to choose fresh, organic ingredients to get the best tasting and healthiest red lentil soup. A food processor can also be helpful in preparing red lentil soup and can cut down on preparation time.