Ingredients
  • 3   cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3   cups water
  • 1   medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 1/2  cups chopped celery (3 stalks)
  • 1 1/2  cups thinly sliced carrot (3 medium)
  • 1   cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 6   ounces cooked ham, diced
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
  • 3   cups shredded fresh spinach
  • 1   ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved
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Directions
1. 
In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine broth, the water, onion, celery, carrot, lentils, ham, and thyme.
2. 
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
3. 
Stir in spinach. Ladle into bowls. Top each serving with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 186, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 14, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 26, Monosaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 12, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 17, vit. A (IU) 64.14, vit. C (mg) 9.45, Thiamin (mg) 0.33, Riboflavin (mg) 0.14, Niacin (mg) 2.37, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.29, Folate (g) 201.59, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 849, Potassium (mg) 569, calcium (mg) 90.87, iron (mg) 3.06, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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