Mr. Food: Skinny Soup

January 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
What's the skinny on eating lighter? This hearty yet healthier homemade soup may be just the answer. Simmer a pot on the stovetop and enjoy the garden-fresh flavors that burst with goodness!

Serving Size: 1 cup, Total Servings: 10

6 cups water
2 medium-sized white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 large tomatoes, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 medium-sized carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
3 medium-sized zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 medium-sized green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
2 medium-sized onions, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 chicken-flavored bouillon cubes

  1. In a soup pot, combine all the ingredients; mix well and bring to a boil over high heat.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and cook 1 hour, or until the vegetables are tender.

NOTE:?You can give this a bit of extra richness by adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to the top of each serving. And remember, since Parmesan is a strong, flavorful cheese, a little goes a long way!

Nutritional Information
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 vegetables
Calories: 84
Calories from fat: 4
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 383mg
Carbohydrate: 20g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 2g


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