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Light Vegetable Soup – Healthy Option
Our light vegetable soup is loaded with chunky veggies and is ideal for making in bulk, freezing in batches, and serving for lunch or anytime snack.
The Backstory: This delicious, feel-good light vegetable soup is one of my go-to recipes whenever I’m cooking for a crowd and I want a delicious first course. It’s rich, flavorful, healthy, and full of beautiful colors and textures. Best of all, you can prepare it ahead of time, scale it to the size you need (halve or double the recipe) and it re-heats easily. It’s also incredibly simple to prepare and can be adjusted according to your tastes and vegetable preferences. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Light Vegetable Soup - Healthy Options
- 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- 8 cups regular chicken broth
- 1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli flowerets*
- 2 cups fresh cabbage, shredded*
- 3 medium fresh carrots, diced*
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped (or 4 tsp. dried)
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. water
Heat chicken broths. Add thawed spinach, other vegetables, and dill and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and water to make a smooth paste and add to the boiling mixture while stirring.
Turn the heat down to low, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes until vegetables are softened.
*Time-Saving Suggestion: Substitute broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery and onions with a total of 6 to 7 cups of frozen thawed vegetables of choice.
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…The Backstory continues: You can find more tasty recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Couscous and Chick-Pea Salad to Broiled Halibut (or Salmon) with Garlic and Tarragon — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!