This is an amazing recipe. I adapted it from a "fat-burning" soup I found on my favorite recipe site - changed it up here and there to our tastes, and I think it was well worth the effort! (Okay, it didn't take that long, but still.)
This super hearty, vegetable laden, semi-stew is so filling and only has about 170 calories per serving! It's a great lunch and makes about 10 servings, so you can freeze a bunch for later. Don't be intimidated by the chopping - it took about 30 minutes of prep time.
3 carrots, chopped
1 large onion, sliced in half, then sliced into thin strips
5 stalks of celery, chopped
1 head of green cabbage, chopped
3 yellow squash (like zucchini), sliced
1/2 lb. fresh green beans, chopped
1-1.25 lbs ground turkey breast (optional)
1 bottle (1 qt + 14oz) low sodium V-8 juice
32 oz low sodium chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
1 packet onion soup mix
1 28oz. can whole tomatoes
pepper to taste
Don't all those vegetables just make you feel healthier? Get chopping!
Now brown the turkey with the onions until cooked through. Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45-60 minutes.
I know something this good for you doesn't seem like it would be very satisfying, but this is seriously delicious. And what better time of year for a hot, steamy bowl of soup?