Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Working Woman’s Soup

Because every working woman needs her own soup, right?  This recipe has become a favorite among the Longevity Staff.  It’s super simple, cheap and it will feed you and your family for a few days.  You can make a big pot on Monday and eat lunch off of it all week.  Healthy soups are a great way to pack in a lot of good veggies and fiber into your diet and keep you satisfied for several hours.

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite veggies and beans (such as celery, carrots, greens, onions, corn, green beans, okra, brussel sprouts, black beans, kidney beans, etc.)
  • 16 oz of all-natural chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • Your favorite spices to taste
  • Ground meat (chicken, turkey or beef)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot.
  • Set crock-pot to low and you can leave it cooking all day.  Set crock-pot to high and it will only need about 3 hours to cook.
  • 1 hour before serving, brown your meat and add it to the crock pot.  Serve and enjoy.

This soup is great because you can choose how much time you want to put into it.  If you have more time on your hands, you can cut up fresh vegetables and use a homemade chicken broth.  But if you’re in a hurry, you can buy frozen veggies and just throw it all in the pot and go.  It’s a quick, CHEAP and wholesome option for college students, working people, moms and everyone else who is crunched for time.

Another fabulous thing about this soup you ask?  You can make it a little different each time by switching up the veggies, the type of meat you use and the spices.  It’s perfect for using up an produce that needs to get eaten in the fridge.  There are no set rules for quantities, meaning it’s really hard to mess this one up!

Enjoy!

Look what Mama Kay brought in from her garden. We’re going to be making some delicious soup at Longevity today!