Sunday, December 16, 2012

Easy Minestrone (Light)

2 med carrots diced
2 celery ribs chopped
1 med onion chopped
1T olive oil
1T butter
2 garlic cloves minched
2 cans 14oz chicken broth reduced sodium
2 8oz cans no salt added tomato sauce
1 16oz can kidney beans rinsed and drained
1 15oz can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
1 can 14oz diced tomatos 
1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
1T dried basil
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/4 cups uncooked whole wheat pasta
parmesan cheese (optional)

1 In a large pan saute the carrots,celery and onion in the oil and butter until soft. Add the garlic and cook 1 min more.

2.Add the broth,tomato sauce,beans,diced tomatos,cabbage,basil,parsley,oregano,and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover simmer for 20 min.
3. Meanwhile in a separate pan  boil the noodles until done and drain
4. Add the pasta to the soup mixture and heat thru spoon into bowls and top with 1 tsp Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition facts: 1 cup serving 180 calories, 4g fat, 4mg cholesterol, 443 mg sodium,29 carbs, 7g fiber, 8 g protein

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