Another Changing Hearts recipe. The best minestrone soup I’ve tasted
1 cup chopped onion
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cups chopped celery
2 med. carrots, sliced
2 lg. zucchini, cubed
1 1/2 cups cabbage, sliced thin
1 cup cut green beans
16 oz can stewed or diced tomatoes with liquid
1 can vegetable or chicken broth
1 can chick peas with liquid
1 can kidney beans with liquid
1/3 cup ditalin
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp oegano
Stir all ingredients into large pot. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Eat with homemade bread. Yum!
The delicious recipe below is from a Changing Hearts program I was in.
4 cups shredded zuchini (2 medium)
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup green pepper
1 tbs. jalapeno pepper
15 oz. can non-fat refried beans
15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
6 oz. can tomato paste
10 flour tortillas
low-fat mozarella or Cheddar cheese
Grate or shred in food processor, zuchini & carrot.
Mix beans and tomatoes in separate bowl.
Combine with vegetable mixture.
Cook until tender. Stir.
To assemble burritos, spread 1/2 cup filling into the center of each burrito-size flour tortilla. Fold tortillas and place in a baking dish. Place 1/2 oz. shredded cheese onto each tortilla. Bake until cheese melts or Microwave for approx. 1-2minutes.
Serve with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, nonfat yogurt and/or salsa.
This soup recipe was published in the Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri quite a few years ago by a dietitian from St. John’s Hospital.
Bean and Hominy Soup
3 cans great Northern beans, undrained
1 can hominy, undrained
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 small can bean with bacon soup
1 can diced tomatoes & green chiles
1 can whole kernel yellow corn
2 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 tbs. dried cilantro
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 cup (4 oz.)low-fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Combine first 10 ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Remove & discard bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tbs. cheese