As I learn what is best for me to eat and not, I adjust my menu items. I love soup and always have, it’s just that certain soups have ingredients that aren’t too healthy to consume.
For example, I ate a can of minestrone soup the other day I bought from the store and negligently didn’t read all the ingredients before I put it in my shopping cart. Mistake.
My foot began feeling inflamed soon after I finished my bowl. So, I decided to read the main ingredients and again, make it myself without all the bad stuff.
‘I didn’t want added ingredients like penne rigate pasta (semolina wheat, egg white,) modified corn starch, salt, soybean oil, sugar, potassium chloride, corn protein (hydrolyzed,) maltodextrin, olive oil, yeast extract, soy lecithin, nonfat dried milk. eggs, milk, soy, and wheat ingredient’ ~ your author
Making soup is essentially a no brainer. It is very forgiving and hard to mess it up. You can also add about anything you’d like to add as vegetables.
I decided recently to not eat rice, potatoes or bread, anymore. Why? I gave these enough of a chance through the years discovering that all 3 don’t agree with me. I’ve learned starch doesn’t give me energy. It seems as though it robs it.
I feel more energetic and stronger without all grain and potatoes even though billions of people eat these regularly. I also don’t eat yams or sweet potatoes. I never liked the way they tasted, although I may experiment with eating them eventually. But, I didn’t give up my beans!
Beans make me feel OK, even though they are starchy. I should know, I’ve given all my food choices many chances over and over again so that I’m sure as I can be without a speck of doubt about what I can eat and not.
After all, I have to be sure or there will be nothing enough for me to eat. I don’t like starving! Here’s what I came up with today, and it’s simply delicious!
Ingredients to making my No Hassle Homemade Minestrone Vegetable Bean Soup without Pasta…
- 1/2 a can of organic tomato sauce
- 1 can of stewed organic tomatoes
- 1/2 a can of garbanzo beans
- 1 can of beans of your choice. I use white beans
- 1 small can of peas with carrots
- 1/2 can of green beans
- Handful of spinach
- And, Kale chopped finely
- 1/2 cup of chopped yellow onion
- Add a diced zucchini
- Although I don’t, you can add pasta, rice or potatoes
- You can also buy all fresh veggies instead of canned and chop them up
- About a tablespoon of garlic powder
- A teaspoon of parsley
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
- Shake of paprika
- A bit of turmeric
- Long shake of black pepper
- Cover ingredients with water
- Bring to boil
- Turn down to simmer for about 40 minutes until tender
- I like to tamp it down in the pot with a mash potato tamper to make ingredients smaller because it seems to make the mixture more flavorful as a whole
- This soup is very tasty!
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.