Healthy Recipes

Bean and Macaroni Soup
dashed separator
Servings: 16
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Great northern beans 2 cans (16 oz each)
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Fresh mushrooms, sliced ½ pound
Onion, coarsely chopped 1 cup
Carrots, sliced 2 cups
Celery, coarsely chopped 1 cup
Garlic, minced 1 clove
Tomatoes, fresh, peeled, cut up 3 cups *
Dried sage 1 teaspoon
Dried thyme 1 teaspoon
Dried oregano ½ teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Bay leaf, crumbled 1
Elbow macaroni, cooked 4 cups

  1. Drain beans and reserve liquid. Rinse beans.
  2. Heat oil in 6-quart kettle. Add mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, sage, thyme, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook macaroni according to directions on package, using unsalted water. Drain when cooked. Do not overcook.
  5. Combine reserved bean liquid with water to make 4 cups.
  6. Add liquid, beans, and cooked macaroni to vegetable mixture.
  7. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer until soup is thoroughly heated. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 158
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 154 mg
Potassium 524 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29 g
Dietary Fiber 5 mg
Protein 8 mg
dashed separator
healthy living calculator
Current Research From Top Journals

Music May Improve Sleep Quality in Adults with Insomnia
October 2015

Insomnia can make your days miserable and a cure can be hard to find. There are some medications but there is some worry with side effects and the potential for addiction. Music is side effect free and according to this study may help you find sleep.

dot separator
previous editions

CPAP May Help Older Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
September 2015

Water Before Meals May Promote Weight Loss
August 2015

Fecal Transplants Induce Ulcerative Colitis Remission
July 2015

dashed separator


Our Free Newsletter
click here to see all of our uplifting newsletters »