Healthy Veggie, Chicken and Bean Soup

Ok, this is packed with veggies and very yummy. You won’t feel guilty about having a second bowl. And, it cooks up in just 25 minutes.

4 Cups Chicken Stock (or low fat broth will do)

5 oz. of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (you can add more if you like)

1 Med. onion, chopped

1 Med. zucchini, shredded

1 15 oz. can Cannellini Beans

1 15 oz. can Crushed Tomatoes (preferably Muir Glen Organic)

1/2 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

1 Cup cooked chicken, shredded or cubed

Salt and Pepper

Spray the bottom of your soup pot with cooking spray and saute onions until tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, frozen veggies and spices and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper, add if needed. Add chicken, beans and zucchini and cook for another 5 minutes, and serve.

You can also add mushrooms, green beans and substitute lentils or any other bean you prefer for the Cannellini beans. I have also used smoked andouille chicken sausage in place of the chicken and that was tasty too.