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Dec
16
Minestrone: Nothing Warms A Winter Day Better Than Soup!

Heidi D'Andraia


Ingredients:




  • 1 cup chopped onions




  • ¼ cup chopped celery




  • 3 slices turkey bacon-chopped




  • 1 clove garlic-minced




  • 3 cups water




  • 1 (14-ounce) can stewed tomatoes with juice – chopped




  • 1/2 cup canned chick- peas or small white beans-rinsed & drained




  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cabbage




  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots




  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley




  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil




  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano




  • 1/4 cup elbow pasta




Directions:


1. Lightly spray medium saucepan with no stick spray.


2. Add onions, celery, bacon and garlic – stir over medium heat until onions & celery are tender.


3. Add water, tomatoes with juice, chick-peas, cabbage, carrots, parsley, basil, and oregano- bring to a boil then reduce heat.


4. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the cabbage & carrots are tender.


5. Add elbow pasta.


6. Return to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.


7. Enjoy!


Healthy Highlights: Calories: 131 Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 5mg



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