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Healthified Chicken Minestrone Soup

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75% less sat fat • 50% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Minestrone, an Italian vegetable soup, is a nutritious option for lunch or dinner. Use low-sodium chicken broth and boneless, skinless chicken breast to keep the sodium and calories in check.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
cup sliced carrots
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/2
cup chopped onion
5 1/4
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2
(15 oz) cans cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
8
ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1
cup fresh green beans cut into 1/2-inch pieces (4 ounces)
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
cup dried multigrain bow tie pasta
1
medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1
(14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil and garlic undrained

Directions

  • 1 In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and onion; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth, cannellini beans, chicken, green beans, and pepper. Bring to boiling; add uncooked pasta. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • 2 Stir in zucchini. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes more or until pasta is tender and green beans are crisp-tender. Stir in undrained tomatoes; heat through.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 60
  • Fat Reduced By 2 1/2g
  • Sodium Reduced By 270mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
850mg
850%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil
5 1/4 cups chicken broth 5 1/4 cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups dried bow tie pasta 1 cup dried multigrain bow tie pasta
1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
270 (before)
210 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
30 mg (before)
15 mg (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 g (before)
1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
1120 mg (before)
850 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
5 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
850mg
850%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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