Saturday, January 31, 2009
5-Minute Tomato & Bean Soup
You're trying to stay healthy. You're too busy to make a long involved lunch. I know, I've been there. I AM there.
Here's one solution when you're eating at home.
Keep these few items in your pantry at all times and lunch is a snap. It's especially great for these cold, winter days.
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with green peppers and onion
1 ca ( 16 oz.) low-sodium navy beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. water
1 1/2 t. dried basil leaves
1/2 t. sugar
1/2 t. low-sodium chicken bouillon granules
2 t. extra-virgin olive oil
(I sometimes substitute prepared chicken broth for the granules and water.)
1. Place all ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce and simmer 5 minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat, stir in oil.
Make this soup the night before going to work, or if you function well in the morning and prefer to make it then,you canjust pour it right in a thermos. If you plan on reheating in a microwave, be sure to allow to cool before you place it in a microwavable container. Off you go. Have a good day!
If you like this blog, please look for my other blogs:
Thyme for Herbs
Tickling the Ivories