Wednesday, July 21, 2010

High Fiber Ham & Bean Soup

High Fiber=Happy Disposition!  30 Grams per day of fiber is not so hard to do. Again, reading labels is in the forefront of my mind. I added a fiber drink every night before bedtime. It is a hard swallow, but, "drink it quickly" passes through my mind in those 30 seconds it takes to down the stuff!
I know it's summer, but soup is so easy and if you have the ingredients in the house, why not? It quells hunger really great too.
Ham & Bean Soup:
4 Cups defatted Chicken Broth
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 small Onion, diced
1 large Tomato-seeded & diced
1 large Zucchini sliced
1 can rinsed Pinto Beans
1 cup Arugula
Salt & Pepper to taste
Fesh Herbs such as oregano, basil lemon thyme or what every you have on hand
8 ounces no nitrate/nitrite ham (lunch meat is OK)
Saute garlic, onion & zucchini in a little olive oil or 1 Tbs.chicken broth
Add tomatoes and cook for 1 minute
Add remainder of Chicken Broth
Add rinsed Beans and Ham and cook for about 10-15 minutes
Salt & Pepper & herbs to taste
Add arugula and simmer for about 5 minutes

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