Taste of Health Francesca Ballicu | 5 years ago

Warm Up With Southwestern Soup

Low carb, lots of flavor. This soup is a nutritious and delicious way to keep your family in good health this winter.

This Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup is packed with fiber and protein to help you and your family power through winter weather. At just 205 calories per serving and 3 grams of fat, that’s something to feel great about! Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 4 cups (32-ounce carton) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup pearl barley
  • ⅓ cup dried black beans
  • ⅓ cup dried great northern beans
  • ⅓ cup dried kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cover, cooking until the beans are tender (about 4 hours on high heat or 7 to 8 hours on low). Recipe: EatingWell.com Make-ahead tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker. Here’s a video that shows you how to make Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUozZV6LbRE Do you wish you had a community to inspire you and support the choices you make to improve your family’s nutrition habits? Now you do. Join the conversation, or start your own, using #TasteOfHealth.