Healthy Vegetarian Bean Soup


Healthy vegetarian bean soup, and cold weather go together! There is nothing as good as a huge pot simmering on your stove and it's a healthy diet habit to adopt in the winter months! My goal is always to add as many vegetables as I can, and to double or triple most recipes for lunch leftovers. This saves money, calories, and time! I hate making bagged lunches, but I love filling containers full of leftover soups for grab and go! Therefore this recipe fills a soup pan and is good for a crowd!


Healthy Vegetarian Mixed Bean Soup Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits




Ingredients for Vegetarian Bean Soup:

  • 2 16 oz packages of dried mixed beans


  • 2 (15 oz) cans tomatoes


  • 2 cups chopped celery


  • 2 cups chopped onion


  • 1/4 cup chopped prepared garlic


  • 2 cups of chopped peppers (any color)


  • 2 cups chopped zucchini


  • 2 cups chopped cabbage


  • 2 cups chopped kale (any color)


  • 2 T Basil


  • 1 bay leaf


  • Salt and pepper


  • Water

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Healthy Vegetarian Mixed Bean Soup Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits


Directions for Vegetarian Bean Soup:

  • Wash beans and pick out any half beans or rocks. Cover beans with water to 2 inches above the bean line. Soak overnight or use the quick method of soaking beans. To do this, add water a couple of inches above the bean line, cover them, bring to a boil, then cut the heat, and let them sit for an hour. Dump the bean water. Either method works.


  • Add fresh water to the beans to cover them by a couple of inches.


  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the mix.


  • Return to a boil then lower the temperature and simmer until the beans are done, which will be an hour or two, depending on how high you simmer them.


  • Check the pot often and stir. Add more water if the soup seems dry. You want this to be soup and not stew.


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This is an easy soup that will last for days and a great lifestyle solution to add to your weekly menu plan. It will keep you full because it is full of fiber. I rarely make it the same, but use this recipe as base, and for cleaning out my refrigerator of extra vegetables before my weekly shopping trip! Enjoy!











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