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Is Lentil Soup Keto?

The short answer to the question, “Is lentil soup keto friendly?” is no. Lentils are naturally high in carbohydrates and low in fat.

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Is Lentil Soup Keto Friendly?

Even though this lentil chicken soup recipe is gluten free it is not keto friendly or low carb.  Lentils are naturally high in carbohydrates. 

Only one cup of lentils has 38 grams of carbs.  Since most keto diets only allow for 50 grams of net carbs per day, one bowl of keto soup would take up almost your entire daily recommended intake for carbohydrates.  

Keto diets are also high in fat.  Conversely, lentils are low in fat.  So not only will they make you go over your carb limit but they won’t help you hit your protein quota.  

How Many Carbs are In A Bowl of Lentil Soup?

One bowl of lentil soup can have up to 39 grams of carbs in it. A 100 gram serving of basic lentil soup has 9 grams of net carbs. Since most people on a low carb diet need to consume less then 50 grams of carbs per day. Eating lentil soup will knock you out of that range.

Can I Eat Lentils on a Low Carb Diet?

You really can’t eat a lot of lentils on a low carb diet because they’re high in carbs. One cup of lentils has 40 grams of carbs.

What Soup Can You Eat On Keto?

Even if you can’t eat lentil soup on a keto diet there are still plenty of keto friendly soups you can enjoy. Here are four of my favorite homemade keto friendly soup recipes. All of these recipes are not only keto friendly because they are low in carbs. They are all gluten free and made from clean simple ingredients.

Miso Soup

Miso soup is keto friendly because it’s low in carbs and high in gut healthy probiotics. To learn more about why miso soup is keto friendly read the article linked below.

Homemade miso soup in a white bowl with vegetables
Tasty Keto Miso Soup (gluten free)
Tasty authetic miso soup that I learmed from the Natural Gourmet Institute. It has been a classic staple in my recipe box since. There is a lot of chopping but it is well worth it!
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Homemade miso soup in a white bowl with vegetables

Is Miso Soup Keto Friendly?

Yes! Miso soup is keto friendly because it’s low in carbohydrates. Miso soup only has 7 grams of carbs per two teaspoons and 3-4 grams of net carbs per serving. Not only is keto low in carbs but it’s also low in fat. Making it a soup to eat if you are on a diet.

While high fat foods are recommended on a Keto Diet, eating miso soup provides the body with probiotics, and it’s free of ingredients that aren’t recommended on a Keto Diet. Miso is also low in sugar which is great because sugar intake is supposed to be limited on a Keto Diet.

Miso soup is a low fat healthy food but if you’re on a Keto Diet make sure to pair it with healthy fats like avocado or fish.

Keto Cauliflower Soup with Sundried Tomato and Almonds

This tasty keto cauliflower soup has only 13 grams of carbs per bowl making it the perfect soup to eat for those following a keto diet.

keto cauliflower soup with sundried tomato tapenade in a bowl
Keto Cauliflower Soup with Sundried Tomato Tapenade
This keto cauliflower soup is flavorful and easy to make! (gluten free)
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Simple Cauliflower Soup with Sundried Tomato Tapenade in a bowl on two white plates with a glass of wine

Keto Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

if you’re on a keto diet or following a low carb lifestyle, you can eat this soup! While most broccoli and cheddar soup recipes are not keto friendly because they use flour this one is. I omitted flour and used a low carbohydrate milk (almond milk). In order to keep the carb count low.

One bowl of this keto broccoli and cheddar soup has only 13 grams of carbs!

broccoli and cheddar soup in a bowl
Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This gluten free broccoli cheddar soup is vegetarian, low carb and keto friendly! It's velvety smooth and extra cheesy. Have the perfect bowl of comforting soup from stove top to table top in 25 minutes!
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broccoli and cheddar soup in a bowl

Do Lentils Spike Blood Sugar?

No lentils do not spike blood sugar unlike most other carbs. In fact studies show that eating pulses will reduce blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. To learn more about why lentils lower blood sugar read the abstract of this scientific study published by the National Library of Medicine.

Are Lentils More Carb or Protein?

Lentils are both high in carbs and protein. However lentils have double the amount of carbs in them then protein. So It’s safe to say that lentils are more of a carb than a protein.

Is Split Pea Soup Keto Friendly?

In summary, 1 Cup of split pea soup has 27 grams of carbohydrates in it. That’s half of the daily recommended intake for carbohydrates on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. So no, while spit pea soup has many health benefits including (anti-inflammatory, anticancer and helps lower cholesterol) it is not keto friendly.

More Common Questions and Answers For Lentil Soup

How Long Does Lentil Soup Last in the Fridge?

Both homemade and opened prepackaged Lentil soup lasts for up to 5 days in the fridge if there is no meat in it. If the lentil soup has chicken or fish it will last for up to 4 days in the fridge.

How to Freeze Lentil Soup the Right Way?

The best way to freeze lentil soup is to break it down into single servings and freeze it in BPA freezer safe containers.

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