Homemade Vegetable Soup
Here's a recipe you're going to love!
This vegetable soup contains no fat or cholesterol and is low in calories. Makes one huge pot of
After the first bowl, you'll want another. So go ahead, you're
allowed to have an extra serving on the CarboH diet plan.
Use fresh onions, celery, carrots, garlic, green pepper, and
string beans for that fresh vegetable soup taste! For a zestier
soup base, add canned hot chili tomatoes and a few drops of Tabasco
Sauce. Instead of red beans, try substituting with frozen lima
beans. For a thicker base, add 1/4 cup instant rice. This is
a great recipe you can experiment with. Try adding your favorite
herbs to create your own unique flavor.
It's not necessary
to add meat. But if you prefer, you may add 10 oz. of uncooked
chicken or beef after the fat is trimmed off. Bacon fat is not
allowed on your diet plan.
- 1 cup String
- 1 cup Celery
- 1 cup Green
- 1 large Onion
- 1 cup Carrots
- 3/4 cup frozen
Peas (rinse before adding to pot)
- One, 30 oz.
can of plain Whole Peeled or Diced Tomatoes
- 3 oz. of canned
- 1 medium size
head of Garlic (mashed or cut into tiny pieces)
- 10 cups water
(soup should be very liquid while cooking)
- And 1 very large
- 1/2 cup canned
Red Kidney Beans drained and rinsed well
- 1/2 cup cooked
macaroni Noodles (any macaroni product will do)
- 1 cup Baking
Chop fresh vegetables
into large bite size pieces. If using whole canned tomatoes rather
than diced, slice in half (entire contents of can will be added
to soup mix). Peel skin off fresh garlic and chop or mash into
small pieces. Put potato and red beans aside to add later. Cook
macaroni ahead of time, drain and store in the refrigerator until
ready to add to soup.
Add all ingredients
except macaroni, beans, and potatoes. Soup should contain an
abundance of liquid. Cover pot loosely and cook on medium heat
until liquid is hot and steaming. Immediately reduce heat to
a simmer and continue to cover loosely while cooking. Do not
boil at any point during cooking. Simmer slowly for about 2 hours
or until vegetables are tender. Do not overcook. Stir often.
into large bite size pieces and add to soup during the last half
hour of cooking. Remove
from heat and add red beans and macaroni. Serve with warm bread
Where do you get your nutrition
information? Most states now have licensure laws for Dietitians
and Nutritionists. Be sure your nutrition advisor is "Licensed"
by the State as a Licensed Dietitian (LD) or Licensed Nutritionist
(LN), or in states that don't have licensure laws, a Registered
Barbara Herondorf, L.D.
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