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Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Americans consume 8 ounces of meat per day, on average, which is about 45% more than the USDA recommends. By cutting meat out of your diet just one day a week, you will be closer to eating the recommended amount of meat, and will be less at risk for certain preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and obesity.

This week’s vegetarian minestrone soup is healthy and delicious – give it a try!

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni pasta

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, combine all the ingredients except the pasta. Simmer over low heat for at least one hour, or until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the pasta and bring to a low simmer. Cook for another 20 minutes, or until pasta is done cooking.
  3. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe originally posted on About.com.

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Peace Grl Out!

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