I love to make a big batch of this Amazing Veggie Soup to keep in the refrigerator to use as a quick snack, to stave off the “mindless munching through cooking dinner” habit, or as an appetizer.  A cup of this before heading out the door for social outings even helps me avoid succumbing to “off plan” appetizers.   Feel free to customize this for your tastes, or to adjust with whatever veggies are left in the refrigerator or available in the freezer.  For instance, I keep the base recipe in the fridge, but wanted a little something different for lunch yesterday~so I added a bit of worcestershire sauce and some crumbled goat cheese for a whole new twist.

If you prefer a thicker veggie soup, prepare the recipe, then divide in half.  Puree one-half in a blender or food processor, then fold back into the remaining half.  Instant thickening without adding in fillers or calories.

Store in the freezer in individual microwavable portions.  Remove, heat, and enjoy for maximum freshness and nutrition.

Originally adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe, many clients have told me this soup has been a lifesaver.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 hr.
12 serv.

2 Cloves Garlic, fresh, minced

2 Medium Carrots, diced

2 Zucchini, diced

2 Cups Shredded Cabbage, or Cole Slaw Mix

2 Cups Swiss Chard, shredded (if available)

2 Cups Cauliflower, small florets

 

2 Cups Broccoli, small florets

1 Medium Onion, diced

2 Ribs Celery, diced

2 tsp Thyme, chopped

6 Cups Chicken Bone Broth

2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Juice of 1 Fresh Lemon

Directions

15 min. Prep | 45 min. Cook | 1 hr. Ready In

Combine all ingredients through Bone Broth in a large pot.  Cover and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer, partly covered, at least 45 minutes.  Stir in parsley, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

This recipe can also be done in a crock pot.  Place all ingredients in the crock pot, cook on low 4 – 6 hours.

Note:  For a thicker vegetable soup, divide the recipe in half.  Puree 1/2 of the recipe in a blender or processor, then stir back into the remaining soup.