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Italian Bean & Vegetable Soup

Italian bean & vegetable soup. Inspired by the popular minestrone soup, but without the added noodles. When I created this soup, it started out as a minestrone. While it was delicious, I wanted a soup that was mostly a source of protein and vegetables, without the added carbs. Not that carbs are bad here, but I always love having bread with soup…. For that reason, I wanted my soup to be lighter. So this is what I ended up with: a flavorful soup that’s light and perfect when served with a good slice of bread. When I was a teenager, I spent a day with my grandmother, learning how to make homemade soup. She wasn’t following a recipe, she simply explained how to make a soup from scratch. Everything from blanching the tomatoes to making her…

21 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Is one of your goals this year to eat more vegetables? You’re not alone. I love vegetables, but I would be lying if I said I reach the recommended serving size every single day. Yes, I do reach that number most days, but not always. So today, I wanted to share some tips on how to sneak in some vegetables to your diet. Because let’s be real, most of us could eat a bit more vegetables. How many servings should you really be eating each day? The recommendation is a minimum of 5 portions. To be clear, this doesn’t mean 5 big salads or 5 large piles of vegetables on your plate. One serving is actually relatively small. How small exactly? Half a cup for cooked or raw vegetables or 1 cup for leafy greens…