The overeating marathon I so enthusiastically participated in this Thanksgiving weekend inspired me to get out my Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker cookbook.
Vegetable Soup seemed just the thing for a perfect healthy night in!
The best thing about this recipe is that you can substitute using whatever veggies you have in your fridge. For example, I didn't have mushrooms, so I used leftover butternut squash, a bit of cabbage, and a potato.
Vegetable Minestrone from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly:
4 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
4 cups low-sodium tomato juice
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
28 oz. can low-sodium diced tomatoes
1.5 cups uncooked rotini pasta (I used orzo)
Combine all ingredients except pasta in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low 7-8 hours. Add pasta. Cover. Cook on high 15-20 minutes until pasta is cooked.
Don't forget to post your favorite one-pot meals here so I have something new to try this week!