Delightful Vegetable Soup Recipe

Boiling is a very common technique for cooking. Thus, soups can be considered as one of the most basic dishes. Although soups are very common dishes in the world, it has a rich history and in fact, this dish has been around for thousands of years on “caves” and dining tables. The name comes from a French word that means, broth – a vital ingredient in soups. Broths can be flavored with meat, vegetables, and even fish.  There are lots of variations in this kind of dish. From meat soups to vegetable soups, each kind of soup varies from the place or culture it came from. If you like soups very much but you don’t want to have health risks; you can always turn your delightful soup into something healthy. The vegetable soup recipe is perfect for soup lovers and health conscious as well.

This easy vegetable soup recipe is very low on saturated fat and cholesterol – perfect for people who have heart problems or diseases. It’s also perfect if you’re on a diet since this recipe is pumped up with dietary fibers. It also contains Vitamin E (good for your skin!), Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Manganese, Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin A. Soups are great appetizers! Some people say that it’s also good to eat when you’re suffering from fever.  Either way, soups are great dishes to have on your dining table.

You can always be creative with this soup recipe. There might be some vegetables that are not liked by your kids very much so it’s great to have alternative to include in your ingredients. Always make sure that the vegetables are packed fresh in markets. Take some time to research about great vegetable combinations and you’re on your way to creative the best soup dish for your family. It’s always great for lunch and dinner; and it’s also a great way to comfort you in your sickness days.

If your recipe uses some canned foods, it’s really better if you can be cautious when you’re purchasing canned vegetables in supermarkets. As much as you want to make your vegetarian soup recipe healthy, canned goods drop off the category. Of course, canned foods last for long but it may have some bad effects to your body. It’s really best that you can opt for BPA-Free canned goods although these kinds of canned goods are quicker to expire. Always remember that preservatives are not very friendly for your body.

The good news is, more and more canned food manufacturers these days are looking for alternatives to replace BPA (Bisphenol-A) which causes dramatic effects on human hormones. From processed meat products to canned vegetables, you can already buy fresh and BPA-Free canned goods in supermarkets. Of course, you have to take note of the expiry dates of these canned goods. To be sure that the canned vegetable you buy for your vegetable soup recipe is fresh, get one that with the nearest processing date.

If you can drop by in the supermarkets, picking up fresh vegetables is the best thing you can do. It will not only save you from preservatives, it will also allow you to maximize the health benefits of your vegetable soup recipes. If you’re opting on green leafy vegetables, take some time to examine the quality of the leaves. If it’s populated with brownish and sticky matter, then you should find something else that’s green and crisp in texture. For carrots, potatoes and other root vegetables, you have to make sure that it’s not inhabited with worms or any parasitic elements. It’s also best that you can get something that’s packed and sealed for freshness. Now enjoy our recipe for vegetable soup.

 

Vegetable Soup

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh green beans
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Creole seasoning to taste

  1. In a large stock pot, combine broth, tomato juice, water, potatoes, carrots, celery, undrained chopped tomatoes, green beans, and corn.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender