1 tbsp of italian seasoning (i use cento; i need to mix my own organic blend but haven’t done that yet)
2 (14 ounce) cans of chicken broth (I use my homemade organic chicken broth; will post about that another time)
2 cups of water
salt and pepper to taste
1.5 cups of organic pasta (I used Trottole when I made the batch in this picture)
Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Puree onion, beans, garlic, and 1 cup of water in the blender until smooth. Add mixture to a large pot followed by the tomato sauce, carrots, the rest of the water, broth, and seasonings. Bring the soup to a boil and then add your pasta. Cook the soup on high heat until the pasta is done (see on the package how long the pasta takes to give you an idea); stir often. Sprinkle a little Parmesan on top before you serve.
Weight Watchers Points Plus 2012: 3 points for 1 cup! Including a little sprinkle of Parmesan!
I eat this at lunch with my Bulgar Salad and it is a perfect weight watchers lunch! It is filling and so healthy!! The hidden beans are so high in fiber, magnesium and iron! The tomato sauce provides antioxidants and is a great source of vitamin C. The carrots have beta-carotene which can help boost your immune system!! Enjoy!!
* You could puree only half the beans and keep the others whole if you want more bulk (i haven’t tried to do this because I like this soup the way it is but experimenting is fun too!!
I modified this recipe (originally posted by SkinnyTaste)
“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” ~Oscar Wilde
Not every moment, scent, or feeling is a happy one but if your not happy overall, you need to change something! With freedom and all the beautiful things in the world, how can you not take control of your own life to make sure you’re happy?
To deal with my own “unhappiness’,” I try to remind myself that no specific situation lasts forever and try to take advantages of the positive aspects of every situation. I have learned that there are always new challenges to face so if I am miserable throughout each challenge, one after the other, I will be consistently miserable for the rest of my life.
I went to the zoo the other day with my husband and this zebra really stood out! So beautiful! Made our day that much happier!
Hello, my name is Lauren. I am 22 years old, a registered nurse and a housewife. I have a few close girlfriends, one sister, amazing parents and grandparents, and the best husband in the world!
We try to live organic, “green”, spiritual, and sin-free lives. I work at a hospital two days a week and when I am off I spend my time cooking, crafting, blog surfing, reading, walking, and spending time with friends and family.
I hope to share some recipes, crafts, and even some daily thoughts and ideas!