This Vegan Vegetable Soup is healthy, contains only 110 calories per one-cup serving , is oil-free and contains no added salt (NAS). It’s among the best of all vegan vegetable soup recipes when you’re looking for something easy, light, nutritious and delicious.
Happy New Year hungry friends! Welcome to 2018 and a new year for Vegan Vigilante. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that you’re settling into your regular routine with great ease. The holidays seem to have gone by so fast. And now, the dawn of a new year. A time for reflection. For replacing old habits with new. For hope that this year will be the best we’ve ever had. Is it possible? I think it is. As long as we think positive and visualize the path to prosperity and health, we will get there, together, one day at a time!
My goal for Vegan Vigilante for the new year is all about getting back to basics. Plant-based basics, that is. What this means for you is recipes with more fresh fruits and vegetables, nutrient-dense winter salads and hearty soups like this Vegan Vegetable Soup. The word that comes to mind is sustainability, the guiding influence behind my work and perhaps yours, too!
Health Benefits of Vegan Vegetable Soup
This soup is super-duper healthy. It’s bursting with fresh seasonal vegetables including yellow squash, potatoes, carrots and more. The white beans make it rich with fiber and protein. It’s low in calories, at only 100 calories per bowl, oil-free, no-added salt, gluten-free, refined sugar-free. WoW, the health benefits in one simple bowl are amazing.
In addition to its health benefits, it’s also plentiful. If you’re looking for a Vegan Vegetable Soup recipe that will feed your family for a week, look no further. You can make a huge pot of this and eat it all week like we did. Or, eat half of it and free the rest. Just remember while preparing this meal, when it comes to adding vegetables to the pot, think the more the merrier!
Recommended Daily Amount of Fruits & Veggies
WoW, did you know The American Heart Association recommends eating 8 or more fruits and vegetables every day? For an average adult eating 2000 calories a day, this means consuming 4.5 cups. If this seems impossible, just think – healthy soups like this one that are packed with fresh veggies and a protein source are a great way to meet this requirement (Source).
Another Amazing Benefit of Soup Consumption
Check this out: a study published in The British Journal of Nutrition finds that soup consumers have a lower body weight and smaller waist circumference than non-soup consumers. They also report that soup consumption is associated with a decreased intake of total fat as well as an increased intake in carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.
You can increase your soup intake by adding soup to your daily routine, or just vow to include it in your meal planning a few days a week.
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Healthy Vegan Vegetable Soup (Oil-free, WFPB, No added Salt)
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth low sodium is preferred
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1.5 cups red onion or 1 medium
- 4 large carrots coarsely chopped
- 10 oz crushed tomatoes I used Rotel
- 2 med green bell pepper coarsely chopped
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 6-8 cups water divided; you can substitute 2-4 cups water with vegetable broth
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 15 oz white beans low sodium
- 2 large potatoes coarsely chopped
- 1.5 large yellow squash coarsely chopped
- 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme for garnish
- In large skillet, saute garlic and onion in vegetable broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add carrots, crushed tomatoes and bell pepper and give it a quick stir until well-combined. Add onion and garlic powders and 2 cups of water and stir thoroughly allowing to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until almost fork-tender.
- Meanwhile, in large pot, add tomato sauce, tomato paste and 2 more cups of water while cooking over medium heat. Add white beans, yellow squash, potato, lemon juice and pepper and give it a whirl. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium.
- Add vegetables and spices from skillet to tomato mixture. Combine and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or so until all vegetables are fork-tender. Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve immediately.