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Vegetable Soup

Happy Meatless Monday!

Snowmagedon 2019 is here!!  We hardly ever get snow – now we have 12″ and some places of 20″!!  This does not happen in St. Louis very often.

Of course this means SOUP!  I wanted a warm, healthy bowl of soup I could eat and eat and not feel guilty.  Here is your no guilt soup that can be easily modified for ZERO weight watcher points.  I added beans for fiber and protein, but you could use edamame instead.  I used a mixed vegetable frozen mix, but you could substitute green beans instead and again it would make this zero points for the soup.

Serve with a grilled cheese, or Parmesan on top, or baguette or totally on its own or with a quick protein drink.  I tried out 1st Phorm Caramel Latte and it is SOOOO good!!!!  They even have Ice Cream Sandwich, Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream flavors!!!   I know I know protein drinks taste terrible.  But I am a huge skeptic and it is actually good.  I was even skeptical of the reviews because you know those can be faked and I think they are real because it is really that smooth and creamy.

This soup makes a LOT so feel free to cut it in half or just eat it throughout the week like I did!

Vegetable Soup
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded (1 bag of coleslaw mix is more than enough)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 cups frozen vegetable mix: green beans, carrots, peas and corn
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 cups vegetable, chicken or beef broth
  • 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can of red kidney beans or white, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (frozen or room temperature)
  • 1 Tb. lemon juice or red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and celery. Cook 5 minutes or until translucent
  2. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  3. Add cabbage, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, frozen vegetables and mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add broth, tomatoes, beans, and all of the spices/seasonings. Bring this to a boil and boil 5 minutes.
  5. Add broccoli and boil 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add lemon juice or vinegar, salt and pepper. Enjoy!




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