As more and more Americans look for ways in which they can change their eating habits, the choice to go vegan is becoming more popular. Widely known as a diet that is low in the fats that pose a threat to the lives of so many Americans, vegan diets offer many nutritional benefits that their meat-based counterpart simply does not. By following a vegan diet, you will immediately notice a change in both your weight and your mood. Although a vegan diet is well-known for its low fat and low calorie benefits, people following a vegan diet are also statistically more energetic and upbeat. This may be due, in part, to the high intake of fruits and vegetables that meat-based diets generally do not have.

What sounds better on a cold winter night than a steaming bowl of soup? Why not make this scenario even better by adding in hearty vegetables, a vegetable-based stock and one of the most nutrient rich legumes on the market. One of the staples of any vegan diet is vegan lentil soup. With so many nutrients packed into so few calories, it is not wonder why vegan lentil soup is so popular.

Other than the obvious health benefits, vegan lentil soup is also extremely easy to prepare. After a quick chop of an onion, some celery, carrots, and a few cloves of garlic, your vegan lentil soup will be ready to go. Plus, you can make your vegan lentil soup whatever you want it to be. If you are looking for a simple flavor profile, you can just let the vegetables and the lentils speak for themselves with a few grinds of black pepper and a pinch of salt. If you are looking for something a little more spicy and exotic, you can add some curry powder to make a curried vegan lentil soup. Whatever type of vegan lentil soup you settle on, your dinner will be filled with all of the vitamins and nutrients a vegan diet is so well known for.