Healthy Recipes

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
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Servings: 6
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Carrots, chopped 2
Onions, chopped 2
Celery ribs, chopped 3
Garlic cloves, minced 2
Zucchini, chopped 1
Kale, chopped 2 cups
Crushed tomatoes 1 can (28 ounces)
Barley, dry ½ cup
Chickpeas, drained 1 can (14 ounces)
Vegetable broth, low sodium 1½ cup
Water 4½ cups
Parsley 1 tablespoon
Thyme ½ teaspoon
Oregano 1 teaspoon
Ground black pepper 1 teaspoon

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 0; Vegetables: 4; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 2; Other: 0

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 recipe
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 15
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 11 g
Proteins 10 g
Vitamin A 150% DV
Vitamin C 90% DV
Calcium 15% DV
Iron 20% DV
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