Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

This recipe is a family favorite and is so easy to make, it’s ridiculous.  You can substitute your favorite frozen vegetables just use the same package size or even use leftover vegetables or canned vegetables if you want. After holiday shopping, a bowl of vegetable soup will fill you up and boost nutrients for the day.  I typically make homemade cornbread to go with this recipe. You can add bulgur wheat to add a MEATY taste.   

Nutritional Information: 137 calories, 6 grams protein, 30 grams carbohydrate, <1 grams fat, 6 grams fiber, 847 mg sodium.

Serves: 8.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes             Cook Time: 5 -6  hours

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce pkg frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 2 10-ounce pkg mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1/8 tsp of minced garlic)
  • 2 cups of V-8 Juice (or three cans of 5.5 ounce low sodium V-8 Juice)
  • 2 14-ounce cans Cajun-style or Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons beef broth concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a 5-quart crockpot.  Cook covered on high for 5 – 6 hours.

Shopping List

  • 1 16-ounce pkg frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 10-ounce pkg mixed vegetables
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic or minced garlic
  • V-8 Juice or low sodium V-8 Juice)
  • 2 14-ounce cans Cajun-style or Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  •  beef broth concentrate
  • hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce

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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, www.KentuckianaHEALTHWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.    

 

 

 

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