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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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There is just something so cozy about a bowl of soup on a cold Fall day.  It's even better when it's healthy and was made in the Crock-Pot while we are at work!  

Makes: 8 Servings


  •  tablespoon olive oil
  •  medium onion, chopped
  •  stalk celery, sliced
  •  medium carrot, chopped
  •  teaspoon bottled minced garlic (2 cloves)
  •  14 - ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  •  cups cut-up, peeled, and seeded butternut squash
  •  14 1/2 - ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes or one 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  •  15 - 19 - ounce can white kidney beans (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
  •  small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  •  cup small broccoli and/or cauliflower florets
  •  tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  •  Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1.  In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes.
  2.  Stir in broth, squash, and undrained tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans, zucchini, broccoli, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook for 5 minutes more. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 side-dish servings.


  • Slow Cooker Version: Omit olive oil. In a 3-1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker combine onion, celery, carrot, garlic, broth, squash, tomatoes, beans and dried oregano (if using). Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. Add zucchini, broccoli, fresh oregano (if using), salt and pepper. Cover and cook 30 minutes more. Serve as above.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

PER SERVING: 92 cal., 9 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 51 mg chol., 530 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (3 g fiber), 6 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Meat: 1.5; Vegetables: 1.5; Starch: 1

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