Category Archives: SOUP RECIPES

Tex-Mex Cabbage Soup

Tex-Mex Cabbage Soup is a delicious recipe for a hearty and spicy fall or winter meal option. It is all done on top of the stove. You will need an (8) Quart or larger size stockpot or soup kettle for this one. It takes just under (1) hour total time to make. Ingredients include: Cabbage, onions, celery, poblano peppers, beans, chiles, lime juice and chicken or vegetable broth. It is also well-seasoned with cumin, coriander and garlic. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings with a (1-1/2) cup serving size. Tex-Mex Cabbage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Equipment: 8-Quart or larger Soup Kettle.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped poblano or green bell pepper
4 large cloves garlic, minced
8 cups sliced cabbage
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 tsp ground cumin (or to taste)
1/2 tsp ground coriander (or to taste)
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
4 cups water
2 (15 oz) cans low-sodium pinto or black beans, drained, rinsed
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro + more for serving
2 Tbsp lime juice

Crumbled queso fresco, nonfat plain Greek yogurt
and/or diced avocado for garnish, Optional

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup is a great recipe to serve for the fall and winter seasons. It takes only about 1-1/2 hours total time and is well-seasoned. Ingredients include: Bacon, butternut squash, pasta, onions, carrots, parsnips, celery, chicken stock and cannellini beans. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 4 servings with a (1-1/2) cup serving size. Hearty Minestrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.hearty-minestrone-soup
Cooking Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

5 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
1-1/3 cups chopped, peeled butternut squash
1 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped parsnips
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 tsp unsalted tomato paste
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
3 garlic cloves, minced
2-2/3 cups unsalted chicken stock
1/4 cup uncooked ditalini pasta
3/4 cup unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Meatless Vegetable Soup

Meatless Vegetable Soup is a great option for an Italian-style soup. It is loaded with vegetables and is well-seasoned. Ingredients include: Potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, parsnips and green beans and Parmesan cheese. It is seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme. This is all prepared on the stovetop and includes a spicy pesto recipe to finish it off. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Serving Size: (1-3/4) cups per serving. Meatless Vegetable Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 40 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups water
1-1/2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped parsnips
1 cup chopped leaks
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped red potatoes
1-1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 sprigs thyme
2 (15 oz) cans unsalted cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups fresh cut green beans
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese
2 cups mint leaves
2 cups basil leaves

Healthy Minestrone Soup

Healthy Minestrone Soup is a quick (35) minute recipe for an Italian-style soup. It would be a great option for left-over chicken also. NOTE: (You will need a large-size saucepan or soup kettle for this. This recipe makes 9 cups). Ingredients include: celery, garlic, chicken, tomatoes, onion and cannellini beans and is well-seasoned. It is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Healthy Minestrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.healthy-minestrone-soup
Cooking Time: 20 minutes.

Equipment Required:
A large 3 or 4 quart saucepan or stockpot.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium-size sweet potato, peeled, cubed
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/3 cup quick-cooking barley, uncooked
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt, to taste
Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Fresh basil leaves, optional

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup is a recipe for a delicious and hearty soup. It takes only (10) minutes to prepare. You will need a 4 or 5 Quart slow cooker for this recipe. Ingredients include: Chicken breast meat, green beans, carrots, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, celery, edamame, chicken broth and is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (10) servings with a (1-1/2) cup serving size. Slow Cooker Chicken Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.slow-cooker-chicken-soup-jpg

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-1/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped cabbage
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup pearl barley
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4 lbs total)
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen edamame
1 cup frozen cut green beans
1 cup chopped zucchini