Below is a recipe for low-cal minestrone soup. The pictures are my own, and I the recipe tasted great to me. I would definitely make this again and it was not too difficult to cook. It is from a Christian Light Publication book cited at the bottom of this post.
- 2/3 c chopped onion
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 1 lb turkey sausage
- 1/2 c fresh parsley
- 1/4 t powdered garlic
- 2 t dried oregano
- 2 t dried basil
- 1/2 t salt, or to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 6 c chicken broth
- 2 cans (14.5 oz each) whole tomatoes
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced
- 1 pkg frozen mixed vegetables
- 1/2 c elbow macaroni
- 1 can northern beans
In a large kettle, over low-medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender – about four minutes. Add the next seven ingredients. Cook until sausage is no longer pink. Add the broth and vegetables and bring to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for ten minutes. Add the beans and simmer three or four minutes more or until heated through.
Yield: 16 one-cup servings
Hint: Make chicken broth with 6 c water and 6 t chicken bouillon.
This is a filling soup, but one cup equals only 170 calories.
Christian Light Education. HOME EC LU 4, Meal Planning, Preparation, and Presentation. Sunrise Edition. Christian Light Publications, Inc. Harrisonburg: VA, 2008.
ISBN 0-87813-942-7 – Learn to Cook and Sew … with a Home Economics Course – Home Economics I Christian Light Education LightUnit 4 – www.clp.org