Grandmothers Vegetable Soup
A nice warm soup recipe on a chilly day is just what you need. Enjoy this Grandmother's Vegetable healthy soup recipe for those days when you need to be warmed from the inside out. When it comes to healthy soup and easy dinner ideas, soup recipes are probably one of the healthiest foods out there. You can pack in so many great, nutritious vegetables and also get a generous dose of vitamins and other nutrients in one bowl. This vegetable healthy soup recipe includes vegetables like onion, celery, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, peas, and tomatoes. You can also use whatever vegetables that you have on hand, and include the ones that you like best in your version of this classic healthy soup recipe. This healthy soup recipe would also fit nicely into a vegan diet if you chose a vegetable soup broth instead of a chicken broth or beef broth. It's always great to have easy dinner ideas, family friendly meal ideas and healthy meal ideas like this one, especially if you don't have a lot of time on your hands. The leftovers of this healthy soup recipe are delicious too.
Everyone needs at least one healthy soup recipe is their box of recipe ideas. This healthy soup is full of healthy ingredients to include plenty of vegetables, barley and beans for some added protein. This healthy soup recipe is a good way to use up those vegetables you have in your pantry, with celery, carrots, zucchini, peas, and crushed tomatoes. A good vegetable healthy soup recipe can be enjoyed as an easy dinner idea or for school and work lunches. And as this healthy soup recipe requires six cups of broth, you might consider using bone broth which packs in additional nutrients. There are all sorts of benefits to adding bone broth to your diet, as it is rich in minerals that help to support your immune system. Bone broth contains healing compounds to include collagen, glutamine, proline and glycine. The collagen that is in bone broth may help to heal your gut lining and may also help to reduce intestinal inflammation. The nice thing about this healthy soup recipe is that you can substitute different vegetables and omit others depending what you have on hand. For the full step by step healthy soup, recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.
It seems these days that you hear more and more about collagen and bone broth products. And there is a good reason for this as they are both healthy additions to your diet. Some of the benefits of consuming bone broth and using it in your healthy soup recipes and easy dinner ideas are that it may help to treat leaky gut syndrome, help to overcome food intolerances and allergies, reduce cellulite, improve joint health and boost your immune system. These reasons alone may change the way you think about bone broth. There is good reason that healthy soups such as chicken soup recipes and vegetable soups are loved by mothers when you are feeling under the weather. And that is because any sort of bone broths whether it be chicken, beef, fish or lamb broth are staples in kitchens around the world. And it's no wonder because bone broths are nutrient-dense, rich in flavor and have long been said to boost healing.
Bone broth was the way that people in the past used every part of the animal. Bone broths use the bones and marrow, tendons, ligaments, skin and feet. All of these things can't be directly eaten, but they can be boiled down, and simmered over a period of days. Bone broth is also easy for the body to ingest, and the simmering causes the bones and the ligaments to release all sorts of healing compounds such as collagen, glycine, proline, and glutamine that are beneficial to your health. The amino acids that are produced whenever making chicken bone broth and stock helps to reduce inflammation in the respiratory system and helps to improve digestion. **
This is a printable recipe.
6 cups broth (You can use chicken, beef or vegetable)
*OR you can use water and broth cubes.
1/3 cup pearl barley
2 Tablespoons butter
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 celery stick, chopped into small pieces
6 potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
2 carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 cup chopped zucchini, (a small 6 inch zucchini) you can use both with a green skin and a yellow skin or whichever you have access to
1 cup frozen beans (or fresh if you have them)
1 cup frozen peas
1 can (796ml) diced tomatoes
1 can (796ml) crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
*Note: With vegetable soup you can substitute various vegetable and omit and you do not have on hand.
In a large soup bring the broth with the barley to a boil. Once it boils, turn it down and let simmer while you are preparing the other vegetables.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan on low and add the chopped onions. Fry for 4-8 minutes until soft and golden brown, add the celery and cook another minute.
Add the fried onions and celery to the soup pot and stir in.
Prepare the potatoes,carrots and zucchini and add to the soup, keep simmering for another 20 minutes.
Add the beans and peas and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the canned diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil then turn down to simmer. Add the salt and pepper and do a taste test. Add more seasonings to your desired taste.
Cook for 10 more minutes then shut off.
*Note: If soup is too thick, you can always add a little extra water.
Nutrition Facts for:Grandmothers Vegetable Soup From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Broth, pearl barley, butter, onion, celery, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, beans, peas, canned diced tomatoes, canned crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 285, Calories from Fat 40, Total Fat 4.5g 7%, Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 973mg 41%, Potassium 1222mg 35%, Carbohydrates 50.9g 17%, Dietary Fiber, 11.8g 47%, Sugars 13.3g, Protein 12.2g, Vitamin A 93%, Vitamin C 108%, Calcium 11%, Iron 21%
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