How is January treating you so far?
Today was the first day that I actually felt myself falling back into a regular routine. The house is back to normal and my little one is back to school. All the Christmas décor is down and I must say things look a bit bare. However, it is nice to have my family room back. We can see the TV again without any obstructions! : )
Time to start making lists and getting my act together for 2015.
So, five days into the month I held true to one of my intentions (yay!) and made a healthy soup for dinner. Since it's absolutely freezing I thought soup would be perfect for tonight! I wanted a recipe that had lots of veggies since we are really trying to start the year off right.
It's from this blog: www.recipegirl.com (She's got tons of other soups that look delicious too! : )
This soup took under 30 minutes to make and came out SO GOOD! Is there anything better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold January day?
I can't think of a thing..... ♥
1 (15.5) can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion (about 1 medium sized onion)
1 cup diced carrots (about 1 large carrot)
1 cup diced celery (about 2 large stalks)
1 cup diced zucchini (about 1 medium sized zucchini)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
4 cups low-sodium, fat free chicken (or vegetable) broth
1 (14.5) can diced tomatoes, with juice
2 handfuls baby spinach leaves (about 2 cups packed)
In a small bowl, mash half of the beans with the back of a spoon. Set aside.
Heat oil in a medium sized soup pot over medium-high heat. Add veggies & seasonings and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender - about 5 minutes.
Add the broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the mashed and whole beans, and the spinach leaves. Cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 - 5 more minutes.
Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
And there you have it!
Serve with some crusty bread and butter to dunk and a glass of red wine to warm the bones ♥