Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories

which is helpful when trying to lose weight. Plus, it's an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day—something all of us could benefit from

Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious vegetable soup and consider serving with a hunk of toasted whole-wheat bread to help round out the meal

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped

12 ounces fresh green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups no-salt-added chicken broth or low-sodium vegetable broth

2 (15 ounce) cans low-sodium cannellini or other white beans, rinsed
4 cups chopped kale
2 medium zucchini, chopped
4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
8 teaspoons prepared pesto

Directions

Step 1Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, green beans and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes

Step 2
Add white beans, kale, zucchini, tomatoes, vinegar, salt and pepper. Increase heat to return to a simmer; cook until the zucchini and kale have softened, about 10 minutes.

Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups eachPer Serving: 225 calories; protein 12.7g; carbohydrates 27.8g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 5.3g; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 1.4g; vitamin a iu 4134.1IU

Nutrition Facts