Soups

Heart Healthy MINESTRONE SOUP

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It's that time of year, when You need a good hot bowl of homemade Soup to Warm Your Soul and Nourish Your Heart. Did you know that this soup helps keep you healthy, and it will help to keep your blood pressure Normal if you live healthy. So make this a weekly meal at least. There are as many recipes for minestrone soup as there are Italian restaurants. Everyone has a favorite, and this is one of mine. Eat it in place of a salad at the start of a meal, or, for a satisfying meal, have a larg

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What You Need:
1 medium onion, minced
1 scallion, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 medium carrots, peeled and
diced
2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth
2 red potatoes, diced with skins
left on
1 can white or kidney beans,
drained and rinsed
2 small zucchini, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 small head of cabbage, finely
chopped
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 bay leaves
4 ounces elbow macaroni
1 can low-sodium whole
Italian tomatoes, cut into
chunks
1 package frozen spinach
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 tablespoons parsley (Italian
broad leaf, if available),
chopped
salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black
pepper
2 cups mixed greens, chopped
1/2 cup each: mushrooms, broccoli,
carrots, all chopped
1/4 cup each: sweet onions, beets,
bell peppers, all chopped
What to DO: Sauté the onion and scallion in the olive oil for about 3 minutes in a large pot. Add the carrots and sauté for another 3 minutes. Add the broth and all the ingredients except the peas, parsley,...
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Nutritions

Calories
255

Sodium
1958mg
81% DV

Fat
10g
15% DV

Protein
16g
33% DV

Carbs
24g
8% DV

Fiber
10g
40% DV