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Healthy Minestrone

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2cups
Start to Finish 30 mins
Healthy Minestrone
Ingredients
  • 1  medium  onion, chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2 14  ounce cans  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2  cups  water
  • 1 15  ounce can  cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  medium  zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 1  cup  sliced carrots
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 3/4  cup  dried multigrain elbow macaroni
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
  • 6  cups  coarsely torn, trimmed Swiss chard or 8 cups packaged fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  no-salt-added diced tomatoes
Directions

1. In 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally. Add broth, water, beans, zucchini, carrots, and garlic. Bring to boiling. Add pasta and dried oregano, if using. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard. (If using spinach, stir in at the last with tomatoes.) Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes more or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in tomatoes and fresh oregano, if using. Remove from heat. Season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with additional fresh oregano.

Nutrition Facts (Healthy Minestrone)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 162,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 10,
  • vit. A (IU) 58,
  • vit. C (mg) 24,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 52,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 554,
  • Potassium (mg) 434,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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