Thursday, March 10, 2011

Healthy Veggie Soup

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There is nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of healthy vegetable soup. Well, maybe a big fat chocolate chip cookie could do the trick, but that's a different comfort. I love encouraging people to eat well, but even I'm not perfect about it myself. According to my boyfriend I don't eat enough veggies. So whenever I feel like I'm in need a big dose of health-- I make this soup.

What I love about this recipe is you can tweak it all you want it it still turns out delicious. I've used canned tomatoes, bean sprouts, chicken, or whatever sounds good to me or I have handy. Since I work from home now I can make a big batch in the afternoon and have it for lunch and dinner for a few days. Cooking healthy makes me feel good and I love passing on the tools/recipes to a healthy life (while sneaking in a chocolate chip every once and a while).

Printable Recipe 
Recipe adapted from Katie Lee Joel's Vegetable Soup 
Yields 8 servings, Prep-10 min, Cook-1 hour and 40 minutes

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and  chopped
1 bay leaf
3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 medium turnip, peeled and chopped
1 pint fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1.5 cups sugar snap peas
2 quarts low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable)
One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1.5 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

-Heat oil in stock pot over medium heat (I like to use my Le Creuset)
-Add celery, onions, and bay leaf and cook until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
-Add carrots, parsnips, turnip, and Brussels sprouts and continue to cook them until tender, about 5 minutes.
-Add the stock and bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for an hour.
-Add the beans, salt, pepper, and simmer for another 30 minutes.

I like to add a little Parmesan cheese to give it a little more flavor. It's all yummy without too much "damage" to your tummy.


R Orozco said...

I must make this at home. It looks delicious!

Nicole Lisa said...

Oh yum, and so perfect since I just caught a cold!
<3 Nicole Lisa

Unknown said...

I love a good vegetable soup and this recipe looks delish!!

Valencia Lia said...

That look so yummy and the best part that its all healthy veggies!!

Gonna try it this weekend :)

Lauren said...

Your pictures are so vibrant, they are beautiful. The colors just pop from this soap, it looks delicious!


Fashion Gossip said...

It looks delicious! Im a vegetarian so im gonna try and make too :) M.

Estefania Lovelifefashion said...

It looks so yummy and healthy!!! I must take care of my feeding, because I'm getting older and still eat like a child LOl Too much snacks, chocolate, candies....
I'll try this for sure ;)

Estefania Lovelifefashion said...

It looks so yummy and healthy!!! I must take care of my feeding, because I'm getting older and still eat like a child LOl Too much snacks, chocolate, candies....
I'll try this for sure ;)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Did I ever tell you that I'm a soup addict? :D
SPOT ON! :D Lovely look! Greetings from a fellow polka girl from EBEW!

P.S: I'm giving away a $500 FOLEY + CORINNA bag for my blog's Birthday! Would love to see you joining the fun! :D

Gabriella said...

I absolutely love soups and this one looks incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! x

Anonymous said...

Wow! I make a more traditional veggie soup (well, traditional for me - green beans, cabbage, tomato, potato, carrots), but it's exciting to see this recipe! I will definitely be trying this - it would be nice to try all those new veggies in the soup!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing! I love making soup! I find working from home allows me to be sooo much healthier! I only started working from home a month ago, but absolutely love the freedom when it comes to food - I was always bad at leaving myself enough time to eat a proper breakfast & pack a proper lunch, which resulted in a lot of convenience foods & eating out. LOVE that I can cook throughout my day now!

Miyan said...

a good, hearty veggie soup hits the spot every once in a while. i love adding sweet potatos :)


Unknown said...

mmm looks delicious and i love the photos of all of the prep work!

<3 steffy

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Looks yummy doll, great recipe :)

XoXo-Kelli K

The Fancy Teacup said...

I'm a sucker for warm, veggie soups. This is one recipe I will definitely try out since I'm always looking for good vegetarian soups. (Although a chocolate chip cookie is a nice alternative.)
much love.

Kaye said...

This sounds delicious. It would have been great while I was sick the other week. I'll have to save the recipe :]

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

I am a sucker for a hearty, healthy bowl of soup - I'll definitley be trying this... especially if it means I can sneak a cookie ;)

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Taylor Sterling said...

ladies- I like that this soup has unique veggies in it. I am use to the more classic veggie soup, but this is fun!

@mary- you can have a big cookie with it!! :)

Holly said...

homemade soup really IS the best kind of comfort hey? especially when it's cold and gloomy outside!

Laura Thatcher said...

Looks fantastic. I love the addition of brussell sprouts to the soup!

Liesl said...

I love a hearty bowl of soup and lots of veggies...especially when it is healthy! This looks lovely!

Liesl :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be trying this soup for sure and will re-post about it on my blog at Thanks for sharing the recipe! You look fabulous so you must be doing something right!

MG said...

Oh, I'm so making this. It looks yumm!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I just finished my lunch and feel completely satiated, yet, I'm drooling over the thought of making this soup. Amazing. I made the fried egg and avocado muffin on Saturday and it was DELICIOUS!

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Tiffany Kadani said...

Perfect for this dreary day! I love your food photography so much.

Samantha said...

Tasty! I love veggie soup ;)


Josie said...

It's so dreary outside today that this looks like absolute PERFECTION!
xo Josie

Anonymous said...

This looks incredibly delicious! I will definitely be making it sometime soon!

Katherine said...

I love Parmesan in my soup! It looks delicious :)

Kristyn Burtt said...

Now that looks delicious!

carolina postcard said...

sure wish this was cooking away on my stove tonight. maybe this weekend!

Jamie said...

There is nothing like homemade soup!! This is a great recipe!!

Kristina said...

Yummy, the soup looks delicious! Love homemade soup with fresh ingridients! The best!
Have a lovely weekend, Kristina

Tanya Dempsey said...

I LOVE healthy veggie soup. So glad you posted this recipe! I'm bookmarking it now!


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Adiel | Rose Gold Lining said...

Mmmm I love veggies! I'm gonna have to try this out!

Sal said...

That soup looks delicious right now- it's overcast and cool outside and that sounds scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

mmm caldo! Thats what you call it in spanish. Soup. My fave. I discovered my love for soups this past year. I began loosing weight because I was craving the healthy kind! Love it because you can make a batch and portion it out for the week. Love your blog!

PS.Your the reason I bought my first red lipstick & I sited you in my post about it :)



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