Chick Pea Cabbage and Vegetable Soup

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This chick pea cabbage and vegetable soup, also known as Sopa de Grao are loaded with protein, fiber, protein and healthy carbs that are good for you. This healthy soup recipe is made with simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry. This is an easy recipe for homemade soup that you can make any night of the week, full of all sorts of healthy ingredients from cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and onion. The chickpeas are a healthy source of protein, and you can substitute the cabbage with any leafy green cabbage such as collard greens, kale, spinach if you'd like. This healthy homemade soup recipe is great served with some crusty bread.

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Nutrition Facts for: Chick Pea Cabbage and Vegetable Soup from Portuguese Diner

Ingredients:Carrots, potato, onion, garlic cloves, celery, bay leaf, olive oil, chickk peas, salt, pepper, cabbage, elbow macaroni, water, vegetable or chicken stock.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 230, Calories from Fat 61, Total Fat 6.8g 10%, Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 1024mg 43%, Potassium 555mg 16%, Carbohydrates 35.5g 12%, Dietary Fiber 5.9g 24%, Sugars 4.0g, Protein 8.2g, Vitamin A 101%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 8%, Iron 17%

This healthy soup recipe for chick pea cabbage and vegetable soup can be found on the "Portuguese Diner" site. This is just one of the recipes for homemade soup you will find on the site. This is a recipe site for the Portuguese foodie with a variety of ideas from main dish, bread recipes, side dish, appetizer recipes, soups and salads, holiday recipes, recipes for homemade soup and so much more. **

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