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Old 01-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Green and Bean Soup

I get really sick of tossed salads everyday and think veggie soup makes a great alternative for lunch. This one is very satisfying, creamy (without any cream), and filling.

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Green and Bean Soup

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beans Phase 1
Soups Vegetables

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
2 Cups Onion -- chopped
2 Cloves Garlic -- minced
4 Cups Swiss Chard -- cleaned, shredded
-or Kale, Spinach...
2 Cups Chicken Stock
14 Ounces Cannelini Beans, Cooked
1/2 Cup Celery -- chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
Salt and Pepper
1 Pinch Crushed Red Pepper
Parmesan Cheese -- optional for garnish

In medium nonstick saucepan, heat oil; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes to soften onion. Add Swiss chard, broth, half the beans, celery, oregano salt & pepper and pepper flakes. Bring liquid to a boi. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.

Wth slotted spoon, transfer the solids to a food processor and puree until smooth. Return puree to saucepan, add remaining beans, and stir to combine and bring back up to temp. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

"Adapted from Weight Watchers Quick Meals"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 211 Calories; 3g Fat (12.4% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 598mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
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