So I recently lost 20 lbs by switching key meals to being chock full of high protein, high fiber foods. I had to find recipes that were quick and easy without weird ingredients that were too "exotic" for my family. I originally found this recipe at our local grocery store, made some minor "tweaks" based on my families preferences and this is how I now make it....super easy and a very healthy, filling soup that stores/freezes well. Even my kids love this soup and help me make it.
Add mirepoix and garlic and cook (5-6 min) until soft but not browned.
Stir in lentils, tomatoes, vegetable stock, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Cook, covered, 30-35 min.
Puree briefly (about 15 seconds) with handheld blender, just to thicken (don't puree all the lentils).
Stir in garbanzo beans. Season to taste with salt. Simmer until heated through (5 to 10 minutes)
I like my soups more like stew so i add an extra can of garbanzo beans, or whatever other beans I have in the house (so that means feel free to do so yourself if you want this soup to be even heartier!)