Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Healthy Vegetable Soup

A great soup filled with vitamins! Enjoy this healthy bowl of comfort!

Other benefits of soup:

  • Low in fat (specially saturated fat)
  • Great for sickness and those who have trouble chewing, digesting or are recuperating from an illness.
  • Soy can help lower the risk of breast cancer. In fact, a recent Japanese study showed that their level of breast cancer is about 10 times lower than in the West.
  • Great during dieting periods or if you want to lose weight quickly for a special occasion. Do keep in mind that drinking lots of bowls of one specific broth (like cabbage) is unlikely to result in any more weight loss than drinking a variety of soups. I love vegetable, chicken, lentil and white bean among those who are dieting!
  • Thick soups (especially those that contain pureed vegetables) can be used as main dishes and are a great way to get more veggies into your diet.
  • Cold soups such as Gazpacho and Borscht are a great summer meal.
  • Most soups now come in a low-fat, low-sodium  or light options for those who want more control over the nutritional content of their diet. Vegetarian soups are also widely available and can be a great option for those worried about saturated fat.

So here is a great vegetable soup for all those who will make that New Years diet resolution coming up soon!   Happy Holidays ! Thanks for reading Blogsgotheart... Wishing you a safe and healthy Merry Christmas Season.

3 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 28 oz.can peeled plum tomatoes
6 cups chicken stock (or substitute same amount of vegetable stock)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped fennel optional
1 bag mixed vegetables or if you have leftovers use corn, cut green beans, carrots, pea's 
1/2 cups chopped carrots
2 1/2 cups chopped potatoes with the skin on
1 large green zucchini, chopped, or substitute or mix with yellow squash
1 can dark kidney beans
1 can white northern or cannellini beans
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon  dried oregano 
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup  ditalini, orzo or other small pasta such as acini pepe boiled seperately
grated Parmesan cheese

In a very large sauce pot,  add chicken broth, tomatoes, paste, bring to a boil. Add the vegetables and herbs. Simmer until all vegetables are soft about an hour Add boiled pasta of choice.Nothing better on a cold day to take the chill out enjoy~!!!!


  1. Vegetables and pasta my favorite combination for a soup. This sounds wonderful with all of the different vegetables it should be very nutritious.

  2. This looks soo good right now! I need something warm, I'm freezing :) Beautiful soup!

  3. When it comes to soups, this is my first choice. How I would love to see a bowl of this on my dinner table. Healthy and packed with flavor-you have hit the mark with this one. Great post.

  4. delicious soup recipe dear...wishing u n ur family merry christmas !

  5. Claudia-After all of these calorie laden holiday foods, this soup sounds so good. i am making soup tonight!

    Have a Happy New Years and a great 2012 to you and your family!


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