Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Alphabet Soup 150

Kids love soup and reciting the alphabet – and we love this lower-sodium version of the canned stuff that we enjoyed in our youth. This is a meal that encourages playing with food by spelling out words and gobbling them up. If alphabet pasta is unavailable, use tubetti, ditali or mini shells. Have the kids help wash and peel the vegetables, so they know exactly what's going into their soup.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 leek (white and light green parts only), diced diced
  • 1 carrots diced
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup bottled strained tomatoes (passata)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup alphabet pasta
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chickpea drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach thinly sliced

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook leek, carrot, celery and garlic, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add zucchini; cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add vegetable broth, 1 cup water, tomatoes and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in corn and beans; cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 701 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 147.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Potassium 323 mg
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 36.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 31.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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