Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Easy and Healthy Tomato Soup - Healthy Comfort Food!

So I haven't tried this recipe yet, but my mom sent this to me and said it is her new favorite!  So I thought I'd post it up here and see what ya'll think!  I'd love to hear your feedback...I hope to try it this week!  Tell me how you like it!

Tomato Soup

·      1 medium onion, chopped  (or more)
·      4 stalks celery, chopped (or more)
·      1 can chicken or vegetable broth, fat free, low sodium (14-15oz)
·      1 large can crushed tomatoes (28oz)
·      1 can diced tomatoes (14-15oz)
·      1 teaspoon dried basil (or more to taste)
·      1 teaspoon dried oregano
·      1 teaspoon dried thyme   (…or 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning instead of oregano and thyme)
·      2 teaspoons granulated garlic or garlic powder (not garlic salt)
·      2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
·      A dash of hot sauce if desired (Tabasco, Cholula…)
·      Salt and pepper to taste

Easy and Healthy Tomato Soup - Healthy Comfort Food! www.HealthyFitFocused.com

(Approximately 45 calories per 1 cup serving) 
1.   Cook chopped onion and chopped celery with the chicken broth until onions and celery are softened.

2.   Add tomatoes, seasonings, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce. 

3.   Bring to a boil and then simmer 5-10 minutes.

4.   Remove from heat.

5.   With an immersion blender or in small batches in a blender, blend until smooth. (Let it cool a bit if using a standard blender)

6.   Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.

This soup is also good served chunky…not blended.  You can add chopped carrots, peppers, etc.

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