We have another cold week here in Ohio and some soup made in the crock pot sounded like it would hit the spot.  I love lentils- they’re packed full of protein and are super economical.

This soup is flavored by the sausage you add to it, so there’s no need to fuss with additional spices.

I used a Mild Italian chicken sausage, however I imagine almost any flavor would work well, including chicken apple.

-1 Package (4) Chicken Sausages
-1 1/2 Cups of Red Lentils
-3 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth (I used veggie)
-1 Cup Carrots, chopped
-1 Can (14 oz) Diced Tomatoes
-8 ounces of Fresh Spinach

 Rinse lentils and place in the crock pot.

Pour broth over the lentils and give it a stir.
Add chopped carrots.  (Baby carrots make it so easy!)
And add the sliced up chicken sausage.

Pour in the diced tomatoes.  Stir everything together and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

After 6 hours have passed, the soup will have gotten nice and thick.

Add the fresh spinach.

Stir it in; it will immediately wilt.

Serve and enjoy!