Nutritious Organic Winter Vegetable Soup With Swiss Chard

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Remember how last week I mentioned making homemade soup from the produce box we got via Boston Organics? Well, that we did. (I apologize this post is a week later. My nasty cold got the best of me) Anyway, the soup was exactly what we were looking for: light (but filling), nutritious and loaded with organic, all-natural ingredients.

Looking to make a cozy soup for a bitter, winter’s eve? Want to impress your significant other with something healthy and wholesome? Look no further.

What Ya Need:

*Makes large pot of soup (serves 8 to 10)

  • 2 containers organic, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 medium or 4 small organic potatoes, diced
  • about 1 bunch organic swiss chard, chopped
  • 3 whole organic carrots, sliced (we like to slice ’em long and thin)
  • 2 c. lentils (optional)
  • whatever other veggies you have in the house (sweet potatoes, celery and parsnips all work well)
  • about 2 TB fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1. Sauté the onion and the garlic in olive oil over medium-low heat in a large soup pot for about two minutes. Add in the chicken broth and water, and stir.

2. Add in the rest of the veggies (as prepared), and bring to a boil.

3. Stir in the herbs and salt to taste. Reduce to a low heat, cover and let simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.

Enjoy! Yup it’s as easy as 1,2,3!

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6 Responses to “Nutritious Organic Winter Vegetable Soup With Swiss Chard”

  1. Mattie Says:

    Homemade soups are the best, especially in the winter! One batch can last all week! It’s great. This one sounds great with all the veggies from Boston Organics. I need to try Boston Organics for myself.

  2. Rachel @Healthy_Chicks Says:

    Yes, it lasted for the entire week between my sister and I (multiple servings a day)! If there are extras, you can always freeze soup too which is great. You should definitely try Boston Organics…I am already hooked.

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    sounds delicious!! happy holidays!

  4. Rachel @Healthy_Chicks Says:

    Thanks Elizabeth, hope everything is going wonderful with you. Happy holidays to you as well!

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