Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Soup's on!

It’s getting chilly out…in fact, this morning on the way to the gym I had to turn on my seat heater…brrrr! With cold weather comes yummy, warm and comforting soup! I just made the most delicious soup yesterday in celebration of the beautiful fall weather (as well as to help keep me warm because Nate and I are refusing to turn on the heat until at least mid-October). This soup is full of good veggies, fiber and protein at a calorie steal at only 53 calories a cup (0.3 grams of fat, 456 mg sodium, 9 carbs, 2.2 grams fiber, 2.3 grams protein)!

Here’s the recipe (it’s soooooooooo easy!)…

  • 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • ½ cup dry orzo
  • 8 cups fresh spinach
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 large zucchini cubed
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained)
  • 12 cups water

  1. In a large stock pot bring water to a boil and stir in bouillon cubes.
  2. Sauté spinach until wilted
  3. Sauté onions and garlic
  4. Add all ingredients to broth and simmer until heated through

Yields 24, one cup servings.


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