Skinny Soup

By WISE Web Admin

Skinny Soup

January 3, 2012 Updated Jan 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM EST

What's the skinny on eating lighter? This hearty yet healthier homemade Skinny Soup may be just the answer. Simmer a pot on the stovetop and enjoy the garden-fresh flavors that are bursting with goodness!

Serves: 10
Cooking Time: 1 hr 10 min

6 cups water
2 white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 large tomatoes, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
3 zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
2 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 ingredients; mix well and bring to a boil over high heat.

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

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 1 cup
Per serving: 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

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!

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