Best Vegetable Soup Loaded With Goodness!

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This healthy soup recipe is an excellent idea when you are in need of something to make you feel good. With ingredients such as fresh carrots, green and red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions, celery, green beans, mushrooms, broccoli, potatoes, peas and corn, this soup is great if you are feeling run down and in need of something healthy. It's also a nice healthy soup recipe to warm you up on those cold winter days. Seasoned with basil, salt, pepper and a pinch of crushed red pepper, this soup is simmered all afternoon in a Dutch Oven, which results in a warm, healthy soup recipe that your family is sure to love. This loaded vegetable soup recipe is filling on its own, but is also good when served with some homemade bread or rolls. This soup recipe makes a lot of soup, so you might have enough soup for lunch the next day as this soup is even better after it sits overnight. You can also freeze the remaining soup for use on a different day. It’s always nice soup to have a healthy meal stored in the freezer for busy weeknights and dinner in a rush. This veggie-packed soup recipe is sure to help anyone with a cold feel better. For this healthy soup recipe, youll need olive oil, carrots, celery with leaves, onions, garlic, green pepper, red pepper, broccoli, vine-ripened tomatoes, mushrooms, and a can of Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Petite Diced Tomatoes can corn. Other ingredients in this healthy soup recipe include frozen peas, green beans, potatoes, water, tomato paste, bay leaves, dried basil, sea salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. For the fulls step by step instructions for this healthy soup recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Cozy Country Living site.

People who eat a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables on a daily basis have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. The USDA's MyPlate site encourages making half your plate full of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are an important part of healthy eating. Eating vegetables help to provide a source of many nutrients, to include potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins to include A, E and C.. Vegetable options such as broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic help to provide additional benefits, which make them a superfood. Potassium may also help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Dietary fiber that comes from vegetables helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Folate (folic acid) helps the body form healthy red blood cells. Women who are of childbearing age who may become pregnant and those who are in the first trimester of pregnancy need adequate folate to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects and spina bifida during fetal development.

Eating vegetables as part of your regular diet helps to provide numerous healthy benefits. The nutrients that are found in vegetables are vital for your health and the maintenance of your body. Eating a diet that is rich in vegetables may also help to reduce the risk for stroke, heart diseases, cancer and type-2 diabetes. Consuming one to four cups of vegetables is recommended each day, depending on how many calories you need. To find out how many vegetables you need to eat on a daily basis, you will find healthy eating planners online.

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Nutrition Facts for: Loaded Vegetable Soup from Cozy Country Living
Ingredients: Olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, green pepper, red pepper, broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, corn, peas, green beans, potatoes, bay leaves, basil, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 241, Calories from Fat 43, Total Fat 4.8g 7%, Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 780mg 32%, Potassium 1313mg 38%, Carbohydrates 46.6g 16%, Dietary Fiber 10.8g 43%, Sugars 12.9g, Protein 8.6g, Vitamin A 150%, Vitamin C 212%, Calcium 11%, Iron 26%

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