Lentil soup ingredients

Photos: Thinkstock

2 of 6
The Brain-Food-Obsessed Chef
Rebecca Katz, a trained chef with a masters in nutrition, whose new book is called The Healthy Mind Cookbook, often eats meals that deliver much more than a guarantee that she won't be hitting the vending machine later. For instance, she loves lentil soup that gets an added boost from mix-ins such as delicata squash, kale and turmeric. She considers lentils a "smart food," since they are a great source of folate, a B vitamin shown to help boost brain power. Pro tip: Freeze the soup in portioned containers; it will defrost more quickly that way, compared to being in one large frozen block.

Get the recipe: Cozy Lentil Soup with Delicata Squash