Thursday, January 31, 2008

garden vegetable soup

I am in a weight loss challenge with my friends here in Connecticut. After day two I was starving and this recipe saved my life. It is filling, healthy, and only has 42 calories. You can't beat that for a hot meal.

2/3 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups fat free broth (beef, chicken or vegetable)
1 1/2 cups diced green cabbage
1/2 cup green beans
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup diced zucchini

1. In a large sauce pan sprayed with non stick spray, saute the carrot, onion and garlic over low heat until softened about 5 mins.
2. add broth, cabbage, beans,tomato paste, basil, oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, about 15 mins or until beans are tender.
3. stir in zucchini and heat 3-4 mins.

1 comment:

nateandjacey said...

Holly,

This is delicious! I used beef broth and added cubed leftover roast beef at the zucchini step. Thanks for sharing!