Easy Healthy Homemade Vegetable Soup

         Healthy Homemade Soup
Healthy Homemade Soup | Source

Healthy, Mouth-Watering Homemade Vegetable Soup

By combining colorful varieties of organic, chemical-free vegetables for your soup, you can be sure you are feeding your family super foods filled with antioxidants. Delicious and hearty, It doesn't get much better than this.

If the kids are "picky" about certain veggies, just dice them up into smaller pieces, sprinkle some shredded melted cheese over a small serving. If you like, the soup can be poured over rice or noodles.

A complete mouth-watering meal, this soup can be made in a crock pot or using the stove. Add a basket of warm dinner rolls, San Francisco Sourdough bread or a basket of crackers and you're good to go.

Very high in vitamin C
Very high in vitamin C | Source

Vegetables Rich in Antioxidents

Rich in antioxidants, this very healthy homemade vegetable soup recipe contains the following nutrients:

  • Carrots ~ alpha-carotene, beta-carotene
  • Green bell peppers ~ vitamin C
  • Canned tomatoes, tomato juice ~ lycopen, vitamin C
  • Onions ~ selenium, chromium, vitamin C and contain flavonoids.
  • Potatoes ~ vitamin C and full of minerals like Iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and potassium.
  • Zucchini Squash ~ vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate
  • Butternut Squash ~ fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin A
  • Garlic ~ Vitamin C, sulpher compounds.
  • Celery ~ Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Olive Oil ~ monounsaturated fats, polyphenols and phytosterols.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours 25 min
Ready in: 2 hours 45 min
Yields: Serves 8 people
Organic cut tomatoes - rich source of vitamin C
Organic cut tomatoes - rich source of vitamin C | Source

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups canned cut tomatoes, organic/regular
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced or cut finely
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 10-12 tiny baby potatoes, whole
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1 large yellow squash, chopped
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, slaw or chopped
  • 32 ounces tomato or vegetable juice, canned or bottled
  • 1 large zucchini squash, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Source
Chopped onions and garlic
Chopped onions and garlic | Source
Add carrots, baby potatoes, celery.
Add carrots, baby potatoes, celery. | Source

Vegetable Soup Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Sauté chopped onions and chopped cloves in olive oil, stirring constantly until lightly browned.
  2. Add chopped bell pepper and stir for 30 seconds
  3. Pour tomatoes ( entire can ) into the mixture and stir.
  4. Add tomato or vegetable juice.
  5. Add carrots, potatoes, cabbage and squash. Sprinkle in chopped celery.
  6. Bring to a boil stirring often. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 1/2 hours. The longer you let the soup simmer, the more flavor is released.
Soup is ready.  Packed full of nutritious, delicious vegetables to keep you healthy.
Soup is ready. Packed full of nutritious, delicious vegetables to keep you healthy. | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 72
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 413 mg17%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

A Quick Summary For Healthy Soup

One reason I love this recipe so much is because it lends itself to most any vegetable. Also, substitutes work well. Rice or noodles can replace potatoes and chicken, pork or beef can be added for meat lovers.

As shown in my photos above, I prefer large chunks of vegetables in place of dicing into smaller bites. I also haven't mentioned salt. Here's the reason why. Too much salt in the diet disturbs electrolytes which can cause neurological problems. We need a certain amount of salt but at the same time we must be aware of "over-salting" our food.

By adding your favorite spices such as oregano, basil, chili pepper or turmeric you won't miss the salt. I add 1 cup of traditional salsa to my soup which already contains some salt.

I like to freeze enough soup for those extra busy days when I don't feel like cooking. And when friends are feeling "under the weather," this healthy vegetable soup is conveniently stored in the freezer.

Thank you for being here and please take a second to rate this recipe.

5 stars from 19 ratings of Healthy Homemade Soup

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Will You Be Trying This Recipe For Vegetable Soup?

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  • I really haven't decided yet.
  • No thanks. This is not for me.
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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

Oh YAY! You finished it. I assume this will be the first thing you will make when you get here???? (Just saying) It looks sooooo Yummy!!!! Voted up and across (Minus the funny) and shared! ♥♥♥♥


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Audrey Baker 3 years ago from Arizona

Looks great, thanks for sharing.


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

I love veggie soup and can eat it year-round, but it's especially delicious when the weather is cold and rainy (as it now is where I live). That's why I made a pot of soup three days ago (it's been raining for more than two weeks!) and finished the last bowl tonight.

I use fresh and frozen organic vegetables (including the tomatoes), so I know that I'm getting the antioxidants so valuable in flu and virus season, but am not ingesting pesticide residue or BPA from can linings. (There are a few brands of tomatoes packaged in glass jars or tetra packs, and you can always can your own tomatoes during season if you're the "handy" type.) Soup made with organic produce is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

In spite of eating soup for lunch and dinner for the past three days in a row, your photo of that wonderful-looking pot of soup makes me want to cook some more!

Voted Up+++ and shared

Jaye


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Audrey,

Your soup looks wonderful! I'm going to have to try your recipe.


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This looks delicious!! I love the way you added the butter squash in this.... I love Butter squash but only know how to bake it whole, LOL....

Thanks for sharing this with us. I will be trying this out soon :)


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roxanne459 3 years ago from Washington

I'm definitely going to try this, thank you!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This looks like a delicious soup...I can almost smell it. And you did a beautiful job with pictures and layout. Nice work. :)


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rumanasaiyed 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

Delicious and healthy Soup!!! I don't usually make vegetable soups, I only prefer to make chicken corn soup. But this recipe is awesome, I will surely try it. Thanks for sharing it.Vote up, useful!!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Rusticliving - Look at you - first one here! I'm so grateful for your support. And - you got it - will whip up a big old pot of this soup for all of us :)

Thank you...Mahalo...Gracias for the votes and sharing.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

This looks so very delicious and thank you for this amazing insightful hub to help us to eat healthier. I love soup on these cold winter nights, so thank you very much for sharing the recipe.

Voted up +++ and sharing.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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nancynurse 3 years ago from Southeast USA

Yum!!!


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remaniki 3 years ago from Chennai, India

Wonderful recipe Audrey. Simple too. I have given it full five stars. Thanks for sharing this. And I am sharing too. Cheers, Rema.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I made a vegetable similar to this, but I want to try this recipe. It looks delicious, and it is a 5 star recipe. . Thanks for sharing. Voted up and sharing.


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Angelo52 3 years ago from Central Florida

Well written, excellent recipe. Lots of good information on the benefits of the ingredients involved. Vote up and sharing.


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europewalker 3 years ago

I love vegetable soup, especially with chunky cut veggies. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Delicious and I haven't even tasted it! What a great meal for a cold winter day. Thanks for the recipe my friend.

Sending you hugs and blessings,

bill


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I have been wanting to find a good soup recipe like this. Thanks!


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Looks and sounds good enough to eat!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Audrey, that looks absolutely delicious! Do I see a container of alfalfa sprouts in a couple of the pictures? I like to add them to sandwiches for an added, healthy crunch.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello, vocalcoach, this looks really good. Hard for me to believe the 2 cups extra virgin olive oil requirement. That is a lot of oil.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Audrey Baker - It's so nice to see you here. I love your name :) Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope to see you again real soon!

Hi Jaye - You are definitely a girl after my own heart. I love soup 365 days a year, come rain or shine. Love your comments. And the cans I have pictured are void of BPA linings. I've only found them at Trader Joe's.

Thanks so much for being here Jaye and for liking my recipe. Healthy eating my friend:)

Darling Daisy :) It's always a treat to see your cute little face in the comment section. And in spite of "The Mom" hubs by Rusticliving, my recipe is safe to eat:)


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rfmoran 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

There's nothing like soup on a cold day. Your ingredients even "sound" good. My wife loves to make soup and I love to have it. Voted up and useful.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Now that's what I call a recipe for REAL homemade soup, Audrey. Thank you.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Audrey, best soul food for the winter.

Loved the recipe.

Voted up as useful


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

This soup is not only very healthy as you put very healthy veggies in it but it looks mouth watering. Great recipe. Voting up and 5 stars


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

LaThing - Oh you will love the butter squash cooked this way - very tender and tasty. This is one of my favorite squash variety's too. Let me know how you liked this soup recipe. ( I also lost several unwanted pounds with this soup. ) :)

roxanne - Hi there! What a pleasure to see you here. I'm so glad you like this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

phdast7 - I'm so glad to hear that you like my photos. My son gave me a new camera just for taking hubpage photos. So your comments mean a lot to me. Thank you!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rumanasaiyed - Hello. It's so nice to see you. I'm so pleased that you will make an exception to your corn soup and try this recipe. Let me know how you like it. Thank you for voting up and for sharing!


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I am a homemade soup lover, yes I am! This one looks divine and I thank you for the share.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Faith Reaper ~ Thank you for appreciating my healthy soup recipe. I truly believe we are what we eat. Your generous votes and sharing mean a lot to me. Sending blessings your way!

nancynurse -Your one word says it all :) And I thank you. Enjoy your day.

remaniki - I hope you can make this soup very soon - it is easy (as you mentioned) and really good. You're so sweet to vote 5* and for sharing this. Take good care.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Audrey...."Home made Soup." Has to be the Universal "comfort food," doesn't it? My Mom made every kind of home made soup there was and we loved them, often having them with Italian bread and making them a complete meal. I love veggies, so soups are A-OK with me.

I don't often make home made soup myself, but my Daughter-in-law does and she always shares!

and speaking of sharing...Your recipe sounds too yummy. I like every ingredient used in this soup. Guess whose daughter-in-law is getting a copy of your recipe?? Thanks, Audrey!!...UP & delicious.


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Hi Audrey . . . yum, does this ever make me hungry for soup. It's the perfect time of year for this recipe. I'm favoring vegetables and grains over meat more and more, so thanks for sharing! Hope all is well with you! Kathi :O)


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Your soup looks delicious, vocalcoach, and just the perfect lunch for this cool and rainy summer's day we have down here today. Going to try the recipe for sure. I LOVE vegetable soup and would not mind eating it every day. I normally make soup with beef (shin) and vegetables - pure South African Boeresop - but apparently some people (elsewhere) cannot imagine meat in soup. Take care, dear Vocalcoach :)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Tha you so much Audrey another for my recipe books and it's just the right weather for soup.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.


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Karen Ellis 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Sounds delicious. I make a lot of soups, especially during the winter months. I usually make a big pot of beans, brown rice and lentils to keep in the frig, and then add them to a vegetable soup (this one sounds perfect). I'm vegetarian and diabetic, so the foods I can safely eat are very limited. I would just exchange the potato for sweet potatoes, they taste almost the same with way less starch.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Pamela99 - Thanks so much for the 5 star rating.

Sounds like you enjoy vegetable soup as much as I do. My family can't get enough. Glad it's healthy soup and keeps the immune system going. Thank you for the generous votes and sharing. Enjoy!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

This is my kind of soup: healthy and organic. I too prefer the larger cuts of vegetables and avoid adding salt. Wonderful share and is especially useful this winter season.


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Tonipet 3 years ago from The City of Generals

I love soups from scratch, Audrey. Thank you, I'm bookmarking. My six-year old niece is an outstanding picky eater. Once I blended cooked squash and made it into soup, she was awed and finished a bowl saying " I love egg!".... I have to hide for that laugh, Lol. I plan of doing the same with this recipe. Not sure though, but I think a blend of all the ingredients can make one fabulous outcome. Thank you again. - A thousand smiles and blessings. - Tonette


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Excellent photos and a very well laid out hub Audrey. I like that the terrific vegetable mix gives it a very healthy composition as well as it looks very delicious.

Voted up, useful, awesome. Gave 5 stars and shared.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Angelo52 - Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you like these ingredients. Appreciate the vote up and for sharing. I'll get by to see you soon :)

europewalker - Glad to hear that you like vegetable soup. So very good for the immune system and yummy as well. Thanks for voting and stay healthy!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

Yum, I can almost taste it. Saving the recipe to try this next week. Up, useful, and interesting.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Billy - You had me gasping for air as I giggled out loud reading your opening line. Is it any wonder you are so loved here on HP?

I accept the hugs and blessings. I need them both. :) Thanks, my friend.

rebeccamealey - Glad to hear you finally found a good recipe for vegetable soup. Enjoy! Thanks for your comment.

Hey breakfastpop! You are just too funny :) Great comment. See you at the inn!

bravewarrior - You are observant. :) Yes indeed, sprouts they are. I, too love them on sandwhiches. And I may even add a few to the soup for a garnish after spooning into a bowl. Gosh, I never thought about adding sprouts to this recipe. Super idea which I will try from now on.

So thanks so much!

mcbirdbks - Oh my goodness - that 2 cups is a typo! Thank you so much for mentioning this to me. Oh, dear. Should be 2 tablespoons.

Yikes! :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

From the picture, I believe the soup is delicious and healthy as well. Thanks for writing. I'll share with my mom. I hope she'll make it for me. Voted up and YUMMY!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rfmoran - I've been making this soup for 2 weeks on and off. It's sooooo cold here in Nashville - when you stick your nose outside, it falls off!

So glad you like the recipe and I just know your wife will enjoy cooking up a pot of this soup.

(Think of me as you slurp away) :)

drbj - Hello gorgeous ! I've been living on this soup recipe to keep warm. And anyone who visits gets a bowl too. Stay well.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Audrey,

Thank you for sharing this nutritious and delicious soup with us. Perfect for these cold winter days.

Voted up, bookmarking and sharing

Take care :)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Ruchira - Hi! Can't even tell you how many times I've made this soup since your comment. It warms me up and gosh, it's been so cold here in Nashville. Brrrrrr!

Indian Chef - Oh, thanks for your wonderful comments. This is my favorite recipe. ( and I have a few of them.) I love soup. Thank you for the 5* rating - Whoopy!


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Soup really is a smart go to food and your recipe is a great basic to have on hand! Freezing batches for future use is so much healthier and cost effective than buying canned soups. Good stuff here.


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Yum! This looks delicious and I am loving the calorie count here. Plan to make it this w/e. Thanks for sharing. UP/U/A and sharing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Denise - You have shared my hub and I want to thank you. Such a kind gesture...but then that's what you're all about. Let me know how the recipe turns out. I lost 15 pounds with this soup and feel just great. My son and friends keep begging for more. Appreciate the vote up and ratings with the share.


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago

Sounds great! And this is something I will love. I am going to give it a try. Thank you very much!

James :-)


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NCBIer 3 years ago

It looks too good NOT to try, and so healthy too. I'm looking forward to making it. Thanks for the hub!


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You

Mmm..you can't beat homemade soup. It has a much richer flavor for one thing, and it isn't chock full of salt, more importantly.

This recipe is pretty much the way I make it, except I prefer red peppers to green, and I also use a few mushrooms. You're right about not cutting the veggies too small, they otherwise just turn to mush. Especially the potatoes and squash. Slow cooking is also the key to getting the best flavor.

Thanks Audrey.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

fpher - Hi cutie-pie! (term from the 60's). I had a feeling you would approve of this soup. When we get married, I will make it for you anytime. (private joke between us'ns) :)

Remind your daughter-in-law to make extra to keep in the freezer for those c-o-l-d and chilly days. Thanks for the vote up!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

shiningirisheyes - Thanks for being here and leaving your kind comments. Enjoy the soup and stay warm!

Fossillady - I gave up meat years ago and haven't missed it one bit. With this soup recipe you will be so satisfied and full not to mention how much your immune system loves it :) Big thanks to you for liking this!

Oh, Martie - Martie - Martie! You wouldn't be suggesting that the "lady from Nashville" has a thing about eating animals would you???

You go right ahead and add your South African Boeresop (whatever that is ) - (showing my lack of intelligence to the entire hub world).'

On the other hand - if your Boeresop is the reason behind that beautiful face of yours...well, I just might change my mind and indulge myself.! Hugs.


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

I love soups and here again I got a new soup recipe. It looks very delicious. thanks for sharing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Eddy - You are so welcome. This is my favorite vegetable soup. I make it every week. Take care.

Karen - I like your idea about adding lentils to the soup and using sweet potatoes instead of white. I, too am both diabetic and a vegetarian. So thanks for sharing this. Didn't realize sweet potatoes have less starch. Good to know.

teaches12345 - I had a feeling that you would like this soup :) Makes me happy. Thanks.

Tonette - Reading your wonderful comments gave me a good laugh! How cute. I really want to thank you for being here and for sharing. Love your smiles and the blessings. Back at'cha.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rajan - Oh I'm so happy to hear you say that you liked my photos. I've been practicing with my new camera and trying to get it right. Now I have more confidence. Thanks so much for your kind comments rajan.

koffeklatchgals - Well, how did you like this recipe? It's a good time of year for it. Keeps you nice and warm and makes your nose run which clears out the sinuses :) Thanks.


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alexadry 3 years ago from USA

I love the pictures and this soup looks awesome for the cold front coming ahead. I'm happy I stocked up on olive oil and veggies, voted up and awesome!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

I like to make a homemade soup at least twice a month and no two are ever the same. I like to switch up beans, veggies or meats. I never, ever used bell peppers in my soup! That's my next soup addition. I just made a huge pot of Pinto Bean soup tonight, so the peppers will be the next time around. Soup = potful of health!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

alexadry - I'm thrilled to pieces that you love the photos because I'm a beginner with my new camera:) This hub found you at a really good time and I wish you well and safe with the cold front coming. Thank you for the votes!

Sunshine625 -

Linda, we've got to stop meeting like this :) But I must say you're a girl after my own heart - soup is sumptuous - any kind of soup and your Pinto Bean I'd love to have the recipe for. (hint, hint) Sending you a healthy hug!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

prasetio - Hello. I'm sure your mom will like this soup. It is full of antioxidants and easy to make.

I hope you enjoy and thank you for your support.

Rtalloni - Another point I didn't mention was that I find that I actually save some money in the long range when I buy organic vegetables for this recipe. I like your idea of freezing portions to use later. Thanks so much!

Sueswan - Glad you approve of my recipe. It really hit's the spot on these bitter-cold days. Think of me as you enjoy your own bowl of soup:) Thanks for the Up and sharing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

vacation trip - Soup always seems to "hit the spot." Especially when it is homemade. Thanks for reading my hub on Healthy Homemade Soup.


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

This veggie soup recipe is a bit different for me, so looking forward to giving it a try, we are well into our home made soup at the moment.

Thank you and voted up!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Movie - I do hope you enjoy my recipe. Remember that you can omit or add whatever you like. It's extremely healthy and quite satisfying. Thanks for the vote MM.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

James - Thank you dear man! So pleased to find that you like the sound of my recipe and hope you try it soon. Stick extra in the freezer for those times you would rather not cook. :)

NCBler - Love your comment:) Let me know how you like it. Thanks!


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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines

I decided to give it a try (I enjoy cooking) before commenting. Food magazines have nice glossy presentations, but as they say it's in the eating that matters. Smiles :) and appreciation for this hub. It's healthy and quick to prepare. I made smaller cuts of the vegetables to encourage my grand kids to eat their veggies.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

timorous - Thanks for mentioning the advantage of cutting larger chunks of veggies as opposed to smaller ones, along with slow cooking for more flavor. You must be one healthy man :)

SilentReed - (Love the name). I'm so happy that you tried the soup and liked it. Good idea to cut the veggies into smaller portions for the grand kids. Thanks so much!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This recipe looks hearty and delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us.


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Jasnav 3 years ago

Nice hub to bring on the veggies. We all know they are healthy, but setting out a tasty way to enjoy them is what makes them interesting as well.

Vocalcoach, you are doing a great job here by sharing your knowledge!


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pagesvoice 3 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting. I absolutely adore the way you present information to your readers. I'm still scratching my head wondering how you came up with the nutritional figures.

Even though I am in my 6th decade, I learned to cook from my dad who got home an hour before my mom. I watched him and learned to love cooking. Today, I prepare every meal in our house...unless, it is a Polish dish and then my half Slovak wife takes over.

Like you, I love to make soup. I also agree that making enough to freeze for the future is the way to go. I often joke that as long as we have power, then we could eat for at least 3 months.

One more thing we are in agreement on regarding cooking, especially when it comes to homemade soups. I only lightly salt the ingredients and I tell everyone that they can simply season the end product to their own taste.


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ellesvoice 3 years ago from Queen Creek

This soup looks fantastic! All the colors and healthy vegetables... it's making my mouth water! Great recipe!


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I think this is perfect for "exhaustipated" me. Yah, go figure what I meant after a 4 day flight straight in a row. I love veggies and I'll definitely try this as soon as I gather all my ingredients. Love colourful food!

Now pinning! Thanks.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Kathryn Stratford - Thanks so much for being here. I appreciate your kind words.

Jasnay - I love soup - especially homemade. (I like to know exactly what's in it:) Thanks so very much for your sweet comments. Made my day!

Pagesvoice - Thanks so much for being here and sharing your delightful comments on the topic of homemade soup. I like your mentioning salt. Many a good recipe has been ruined by over-salting. Take care and thanks again.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ellesvoice - Thanks so much for liking the looks of my healthy vegetable soup. Great to see you here.

CrisSp - 4 day flight? Whoa! That's too much time in the air:) Wanna give you an extra thanks for pinning this. Thanks!


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vibesites 3 years ago from United States

I love soups, they're always filling me up. And I'm delighted that this is an all veggie soup, it's sure to make me healthy. And it's easy to make too, in just 15 mins! Voted up and useful, awesome, shared. :)


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Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

Great recipe! The soup seems to be very healthy and easy to make too! Voted up & useful


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hey Mike! Thanks so much. I just made a big pot of this healthy vegetable soup this morning. The neighborhood is begging for their share so will give "handouts" in time for dinner :) Appreciate the vote and useful rating.


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carrie Lee Night 3 years ago from Northeast United States

vocalcoach: YUM YUM!!! :) Sounds like a great healthy dinner. Thank you for this recipe.


Rogene Robbins 3 years ago

That looks so good -- all chock full of veggie goodness. We live on soup during the winter.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

carrie - Thanks so much! So great to see you here. Come back anytime :)

Rogene - I live on soup too during the cold winter season. Just love the taste and warmth! Thank you!


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

This is a very healthy Recipe. I went through it very slowly and would like to add it to my Recipe's. I'm definitely going to try it this month. I hope it's okay to have it over 2 days. (keep it in fridge and finish next day) Awesome - 5 star.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Elena - I make this soup regularly. It keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I always make enough to store in the freezer. That way, when I'm too tired to cook I simply pop the frozen batch into the microwave and it's all ready. Thanks for the 5 star. Take good care and stay well!


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lesliebyars 3 years ago from Alabama

I am a Soup fanatic and you just gave me a new one to try. Sounds easy and scrumptious. Voted up and useful, my friend.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi leslie - We are soup sisters:) I, too am a soup fanatic. So glad to find someone like you and hope you really enjoy my recipe. Thanks a million!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

This looks sooo good, I love soup and especially with buttered rolls! I could really pig out if I let myself. Mom use to always make loaf bread as a kid when she made soup and rolls is as close as I can get to that. Good thing the veggies are good for me. Voting up and sharing!


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

I am not a lover or member of vege lol but great hub and recipe, love your pics. Have a bless night.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

The picture of the soup attracted me to reading. Seems like a very hearty meal. And very healthy.


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jtrader 3 years ago

Your picture looks really inviting. The soup looks rich and tasty.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

You recipe looks so delicious and it's so healthy. It will definitely become a must try in our home. Up, useful, and sharing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

vibesites - Thanks so much. Glad you liked my recipe and want to stay healthy. Enjoy!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Jackie - Your mother's rolls sound so yummy. Think I'll add that to this soup. Great combination. I'm a soup-a holic:) Thanks so much.

LadyFiddler - Now this is what I call "true support" for a fellow hubber. Even 'tho you don't like veggies, you still find a positive element in my photos, etc. A huge thanks to you!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

truthfornow - Thanks for being here. I'm glad the photo of my soup recipe brought you here!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

jtrader - I'm new at taking photos so your comment means a lot to me. Thank you!

KoffeeKlatchGals - This is one of my favorite recipes. I love all the veggies plus the health advantages of these power house goodies. Thanks so much for being here!


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girishpuri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Thanks for the nice recipe.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

This sounds so good. Maybe my husband can bring home some baby potatoes from the potato fields. Voted up and shared.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear moonlake - Potatoes from the potato fields - how wonderful!

Thank you my friend for sharing your thoughts and the votes!


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dipsmi 3 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

Looks really yummy! Will definitely try it.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Just yummy!!!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

girishpuri - Hello and thank you for leaving me a comment. I hope your day is simply beautiful in every way!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

dipsmi - I'm glad you will try my recipe. I think you will love it, especially the health benefits. So great to see you here. Will visit you soon.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Audrey - Thanks and stay well! Hugs.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

vocalcoach, you gave such a detailed description to this healthy soup. Nutritional content always goes far with me. This is something I'd definitely share with my family. This is voted up, with 5 stars and pinned!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Careermommy - Thank you so much for the generous comments. I now feel so good. I hope your family really likes this recipe. You are so kind to vote up, rate 5 stars and pinning. Take care.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Audrey,

Love this easy healthy soup - Plenty of "eatin and drinkin" as my grandmother used to say! Love this idea and great inclusion of all the benefits each ingredient has. Definitely trying this one! Thanks so much for putting this together, voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina

Hi Audrey,

This recipe looks delicious and just as importantly, very nutritious. Love the way you included how to use substitutions and the additional info about how to make it tasty without adding salt.

Will definitely be trying this recipe soon.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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freecampingaussie 3 years ago from Southern Spain

This looks delicious ! Sadly fruit seems to be losing flavour so we are more into vegies than ever before ! Will vote up for sure. Thanks for sharing .


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Suzie - So great to hear that you approve of my healthy soup recipe. One of the things I like most is being able to add whatever you like and it works beautifully. I really appreciate your votes and sharing including pinning.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Happyboomernurse -

I'm always watching my salt intake even though sometimes others don't appreciate that when cooking. I figure that's what salt shakers are for :) So glad you're going to be making this recipe. I've a feeling you and yours will enjoy it. I appreciate so much your being here, commenting and all the good votes. I most of all love the hugs and right back at'cha!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

freecampingaussie - Hi there!

I agree with you about most of the fruit losing it's flavor. What a shame. I'm pleased that you will be using this recipe. I know you will enjoy it. Thank you for the vote and for sharing!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your homemade soup recipe just got another 5 stars. I love to make soups like this as well as many others and typically have a number of them frozen in smaller containers so that we can enjoy soup often. My soups vary from one time to the next depending upon which vegetables and other ingredients I have on hand. Up and useful votes and will also share.


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Becky Puetz 3 years ago from Oklahoma

Great recipe hub, well written, very detailed plus it looks great and sounds delicious. Thanks


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Natashalh 3 years ago from Hawaii

Hm. I don't think I've ever put zucchini in a soup before. In fact, I think it's never even occurred to me! I'll have to give it a try sometime.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Oh Peggy - Thank you so much for the 5* rating! Freezing homemade soups is a smart thing to do. Not only saves time but is convenient for those days a body craves a nice bowl of soup but too tired to make it. Appreciate the vote up/ ratings and the sharing too. Enjoy your day Peggy.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Becky Puetz -

Hi there. Thank you for the great compliments and the appreciation you show for my recipe hub and photos. I hope to see you again very soon.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Natashalh -

I love zucchini in soup. Glad to hear you will try it. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Thanks so much for your comments.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

This soup sounds fabulous and of course it's healthy with all those veggies. Your photos came out beautiful, too. I wish I had the stuff to whip up a batch right now! : )


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks my friend for visiting my hub. So glad you approve of this healthy homemade soup. It really is one of my favorites to prepare. Take care and healthy eating!


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Always on the lookdesorption yummy soup recipes...this sounds delicious, versatile and healthy.

I actually have an aversion to salt in food...it masks the intended flavors and my fingers swell almost instantly from it...

Voted UP and UABI. Thanks, dear Audrey! Hugs, Maria


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Lovely Marcojour - You sound like the perfecr friend to have over for a hot bowl of savory soup and a hot slice of french bread. I don't make my soup with salt. Thanks lovely lady and be good to yourself. Here's a few hugs to get you going!


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

" Always on the look for..."??!!

I have no idea what word my IPad typed for me above...LOL!

Thanks for the hugs...cannot wait to join you for lunch soon!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

marcoujor - "Always on the look for...??" Hahahaha!!! Love the way your IPad types :)


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precy anza 3 years ago from San Diego

Looks yummy Audrey :) Makes me feel hungry but I just ate. I love rice and noodles and this will be on my "must try list." Also something caught my eyes.... those seedlings in a jar :) I love looking at plants roots when they are in jars, one could really see how they are growing under the soil. Rated, up and shared!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi precy anza - I'm so very glad you like my recipe for healthy homemade soup. And you even noticed my seedlings in a jar. I, too love looking at plant roots to watch them grow. Thank you my friend for rated up and sharing. njoy your day :)


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Now, you've made me so hungry that I'm heading into the kitchen to make some soup. Right after I pin this beautiful pic of your serving of soup into my Food Ideas board. Thank you for the appetite stimulus!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

PegCole17 - You've made my day dear Peg. And I so appreciate the pinning.

Enjoy your soup!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Well this sounds yummy!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Audrey - Wanna come for dinner the next time I whip up a batch of this soup?


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Oh yes definitely yummy and can I come for dinner too .

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Oh Eddy - You have an open and standing invitation. Just remember to bring along some of your beautiful poetry and photos.

Much love and thanks - Audrey


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Oh yum Audrey! Love vegetable soup!


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

Sounds absolutely scrumptious! Bookmarking this for sure! Would love to also share it, but the 'share' button is not working...so, I've settled for giving it 5 stars and voting up, useful and awesome.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Wonderful looking soup, Audrey. I had bookmarked this hub of yours earlier and noted the ingredients, then went shopping. I got all the ingredients, but forgot the olive oil. I am rarely out of olive oil, so it did not register with me to get more. Voted up Awesome Useful Interesting and 'Lookin' Tasty'. I will make the soup tomorrow, using regular vegetable oil -- I hope that will be okay. Thanks for writing this hub.


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KimberlyLake 2 years ago from California

I really love this soup recipe. It is simple, healthy and sounds delicious. I am going to try it this weekend. In my family some of us are vegetarian and and some eat meat. This makes dinner time interesting. With this recipe I will make the soup and then split the pot and add meatballs or sausage for the meat eaters in my house. I can't wait to try it. Thanks. Voted up, Awesome, and pinned.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Audrey Howitt - I love it too. And it will last for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Thanks!

DzyMsLizzy - Thanks so much Liz. Really appreciate the great votes. Enjoy the soup!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Phyllis - Regular vegetable oil is just fine. By now, you've probably made the soup and I'm hoping you really enjoyed it. I always make extra to stick in the freezer. I just fill up a large freezer zip lock baggy. Then when I'm ready, set it on a plate, poke a couple of holes in the upper part of the bag and defrost. Fast, convenient and healthy meal. Thanks so much Phyllis. Appreciate your awesome votes.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

KimberlyLake - Hi there. I'm so glad you like my healthy homemade vegetable soup. Love your idea of splitting the pot to add meat for those who are not vegetarians. Please let me know how it works for you. Your votes and pinning put a great big smile on my face!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

I did make the soup, Audrey, and it is wonderful. I have a few bags of it frozen. Thanks again for this recipe.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Phyllis Doyle - Yeaaaah! This is terrific. Thank you so much.


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Pawpawwrites 2 years ago from Kansas

Love homemade vegetable soup. And sometimes, it tastes even better the next day.

The use of squash in your recipe reminds me of something we do when grilling. We put vegetables (often with squash), in aluminum foil, with a little olive oil, and a tiny bit of water, and put them on the grill.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Pawpawrites

I love your idea of grilling vegetables, olive oil and a bit of water in aluminum foil. Will do this for sure. Thank you.


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dahoglund 2 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Hi Audrey. I'm looking for recipes for low salt soups and other things. I've recently been put on a low salt diet (2,000 mg) a day. When I started reading labels for sodium, I was amazed at how much there is in various foods. I guess I have to learn more about cooking, as well.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

dahoglund

I never add salt to my soups or anything else that I cook. All processed food contains way to much sodium. Look for 'low-sodium' on the labels.

When I bake potatoes, instead of using salt, I use lemon juice (it's wonderful) and sometimes I grind lemon-pepper on the potato. You will never miss the salt.

I also always rinse canned vegetables such as green beans, pinto beans and even canned tuna unless it's low sodium. Rinsing not only helps to wash away any added salt, it also washes away harmful chemicals.

People like you and I who must watch our sodium intake really have to be aware. Like you said, it's alarming how much salt is added to all foods, especially processed. (I'm trying now to limit processed food from my diet.)

Good luck, my friend and let me know how you're doing.

Audrey


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

Luxurious vegetable recipes, is it really spicy? My hubby love spicy food


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

To make sure it's spicy, I add 2 cans of spicy diced tomatoes. The canned tomatoes come with the spice in them. They're so good!


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Sylvestermouse 22 months ago from United States

I love vegetable soup! Even as an adult, it is the only way I will eat some vegetables like squash. I see you note about the spicy tomatoes too. My husband loves spicy food! Sounds like a delicious recipe for both of us.


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sylvestermouse

Thanks so much for being here. I'm glad you've found my recipe and do hope you'll give it a try. It's a great way to get your vegetables and it's filling too.


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poetryman6969 21 months ago

I am not a celery guy but the rest of the ingredients sound delicious.


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi poetryman6969 - Just omit the celery. I often find that I'm out of celery when I make my soup. It's still super healthy and really delicious. Thanks.


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sansal 18 months ago from Mumbai

Your soup looks good and wish to publish in my website sandwichandsalad.com only if you agree. I have voted +++ for your recipe.


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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

sansal -Thanks and yes, you may publish this on your website with a link to this hub.


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Sunshine625 18 months ago from Orlando, FL

I stopped by for a virtual bowl of your delicious soup! Thanks, it hit the spot! :)


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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks for stopping by dear Linda. Feed your wonderful Cap plenty of this healthy soup.

Hugs.


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the rawspirit 16 months ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Aruba - Carlsbad, CA - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert, AZ

Hi Audrey, love your recipe. I am the vegetable soup king. I will be making your recipe over the weekend. Plus you live in one of my most favorite mountain retreat areas. Use to take the long road from San Diego to Palm Spings when I was a kid and use to travel through your neck of the woods. Blessings, to you and your family. I am following you because you write well and I like your recipes. Voting you up. Blessings, to you and yours. Bobby


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Happyboomernurse 16 months ago from South Carolina

Dear Audrey,

Have tried this healthy recipe and it's delicious. Love the fact that it's low in salt and lends itself to substitutions.

Hope you're having a great summer.

Blessings,

Gail


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vocalcoach 16 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello Bobby - As you know Idyllwild is amazingly beautiful. How nice to hear that you are familiar with my area. You must stop by if life brings you this way again. Glad you like my vegetable soup recipe. I can down a bowl of soup anytime, anywhere! Thanks so much for following and for your kind comments. Appreciate the vote up. Peace, love and harmony to you Bobby.

Audrey


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vocalcoach 16 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Happyboomernurse -

It's like a breath of spring to hear from you, lovely Gail. So glad you've tried this healthy recipe and given your endorsement. I make it all year long.

The summer has flown by and it's been a rewarding one.

Hugs and blessings -

Audrey


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healthylife2 10 months ago from Connecticut, USA

I was just looking for a good recipe for vegetable soup and this looks like a great one to try. I love that you listed the beneficial nutrients in the vegetables. Can this also be made in the crock pot?


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vocalcoach 10 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi healthylife2. Yes, the crockpot works fine. Im writing another delicious recipe for vegetable soup which contains ginger and sweet potatoes.

I'm off to visit one of your helpful hubs!

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