WW Freestyle Recipe of the Day: Linda’s 10 Minute Vegetable Soup
(107 calories | *1 WW SmartPoint)
Today I’ve got several recipes that are popular with readers including Linda’s 10 Minute Vegetable Soup, a new personal busy day lunch and supper favorite. I love that it’s made from ingredients I usually have on hand in my pantry and freezer.
Here’s what Linda had to say when she shared her soup recipe with me, “I agree about the benefits of soup. It’s also good for families of one. Most soup recipes can be halved or quartered, and portioned out, then frozen—generally.
I attended WW for the first time in the late 1990’s. At the time they gave out a menu card each week. Yesterday while looking for my old college roommate’s recipe for Irish Soda Bread, I came across one for Pasta Fagioli. I made some easy modifications and came up with a 10-minute dinner. It may help others who are in a pinch for time. Serve with good bread and possibly a salad. For lunch the next day, serve a small portion with half a sandwich. Regards” ~ Linda S.
How Many Calories/WW Points in Linda’s 10 Minute Soup?
According to my calculations the entire recipe makes about 6 cups and has *6 Freestyle SmartPoints. So each 1-cup serving has just *1 SmartPoint.
10-Minute Vegetable Soup Additions & Variations
This recipe can modified any number of ways to suit your tastes and what you have on hand:
Different Soup Mix: Begin with a packet of whatever dried noodle soup mix you prefer.
Spicier: Use a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies in place of plain diced tomatoes.
More Veg: Add any assortment of chopped fresh or frozen vegetables you prefer.
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Linda's 10 Minute Vegetable Soup
- 1 packet dry chicken noodle soup mix (Such as Lipton)
- 3 cups water
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) beans, rinsed and drained (pinto, black, white, garbanzo, etc.)
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (or more if desired)
- 1 - 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Garlic and/or onion powder, to taste
- In a three-quart sauce pan stir together the water and soup mix. Bring to simmer.
- Add tomatoes, mixed vegetables, beans, and seasonings.
- Simmer for five minutes or until the noodles are tender and vegetables are heated through.
Recipe source: Simple Nourished Living reader Linda S.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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