Lentil and bacon soup (slimming world friendly)

This cold weather I am taking my lunch to work every day its more economical and I know exactly whats in it so know its healthy. It's far too cold for salads! I love this soup its really filling and although it would of course be nice to have a big bread roll with it because its really thick you don't miss it so much : )

It's a quick and easy recipe and feel free to add more or less tomato or any extra vegetables you fancy like leeks or celery if you like it. You can also blitz it in a food processor if you prefer your soups smooth.

Lentil and bacon soup

1/2 lb chopped smoked back bacon (all fat removed )
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 mugs red lentils
2 onions (chopped)
2-4 carrots (chopped)
2 tsp dried thyme
2  1/2 pints vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
salt and pepper
spray oil

Spray a large saucepan with the oil and then add the onion and carrots along with the thyme and fry over a low heat until the vegetables are soft. Add the bacon and cook for a few more minutes.

Add the lentils and stir well then add all the other ingredients apart from the salt and pepper, Bring to the boil then simmer for about 30 minutes maybe longer until the lentils are soft and the soup is thick, Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. 

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