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Vegetable Soup Recipe With Super Foods and Antioxidants

Updated on September 7, 2017
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Audrey Hunt's passion for nutrition began the day she was diagnosed with Diabetes. She's a vegetarian and advocate for healthy living.

Super-Healthy Vegetable Soup

Use fresh vegetables when possible for better taste. Toss any type of veggie in this healthy soup recipe.
Use fresh vegetables when possible for better taste. Toss any type of veggie in this healthy soup recipe. | Source

Healthy, Mouth-Watering Homemade Vegetable Soup

By combining colorful varieties of organic, chemical-free vegetables for your soup, you can be sure you are feeding your family super foods filled with antioxidants. Delicious and hearty, it doesn't get much better than this.

If the kids are picky about certain veggies just dice them up into smaller pieces and sprinkle some shredded melted cheese over a small serving. If you like, the soup can be poured over rice or noodles.

A complete mouth-watering meal, this soup can be made in a crock pot or using the stove. Add a basket of warm dinner rolls, San Francisco sourdough bread or a basket of crackers and you're good to go.

Eat Your Onions to up Your Vitamin C and Fiber

Onions are high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber.  They also contain calcium and iron and have a high protein quality.
Onions are high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber. They also contain calcium and iron and have a high protein quality. | Source

Vegetables Rich in Antioxidants

Rich in antioxidants, this very healthy homemade vegetable soup recipe contains the following nutrients:

  • Carrots ~ alpha-carotene, beta-carotene
  • Green bell peppers ~ vitamin C
  • Canned tomatoes, tomato juice ~ lycopen, vitamin C
  • Onions ~ selenium, chromium, vitamin C and contain flavonoids.
  • Potatoes ~ vitamin C and full of minerals like Iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and potassium.
  • Zucchini Squash ~ vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate
  • Butternut Squash ~ fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin A
  • Garlic ~ Vitamin C, sulpher compounds.
  • Celery ~ Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Olive Oil ~ monounsaturated fats, polyphenols and phytosterols.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours 25 min
Ready in: 2 hours 45 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

Tomatoes Help Ward Off Cancer

The antioxidants in tomatoes are scientifically found to help protect against cancer.  Organic cut tomatoes are a rich source of vitamin C.
The antioxidants in tomatoes are scientifically found to help protect against cancer. Organic cut tomatoes are a rich source of vitamin C. | Source

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups canned cut tomatoes, organic/regular
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced or cut finely
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 10-12 tiny baby potatoes, whole
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1 large yellow squash, chopped
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, slaw or chopped
  • 32 ounces tomato or vegetable juice, canned or bottled
  • 1 large zucchini squash, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

Garlic Helps Protect the Heart

Eating garlic can help regulate blood pressure and lower the chance for heart disease.
Eating garlic can help regulate blood pressure and lower the chance for heart disease. | Source

Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Help Fight Inflammation

Oleocanthal found in extra virgin olive oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Oleocanthal found in extra virgin olive oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. | Source

Vegetable Soup Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Saute chopped onions and chopped cloves in olive oil, stirring constantly until lightly browned.
  2. Add chopped bell pepper and stir for 30 seconds
  3. Pour tomatoes ( entire can ) into the mixture and stir.
  4. Add tomato or vegetable juice.
  5. Add carrots, potatoes, cabbage and squash. Sprinkle in chopped celery.
  6. Bring to a boil stirring often. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 1/2 hours. The longer you let the soup simmer, the more flavor is released.

Use Fresh Vegetables in Your Soup Recipes

Adding fresh carrots, baby potatoes and celery enhances the flavor of soup as well as boosting vitamins and minerals.
Adding fresh carrots, baby potatoes and celery enhances the flavor of soup as well as boosting vitamins and minerals. | Source

Soup's On.

Soup is ready.  Packed full of nutritious, delicious vegetables to keep you healthy.
Soup is ready. Packed full of nutritious, delicious vegetables to keep you healthy. | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 72
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 413 mg17%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

A Quick Summary For Healthy Soup

One reason I love this recipe so much is because it lends itself to most any vegetable. Also, substitutes work well. Rice or noodles can replace potatoes and chicken, pork or beef can be added for meat lovers.

As shown in my photos above, I prefer large chunks of vegetables in place of dicing into smaller bites. I also haven't mentioned salt. Here's the reason why. Too much salt in the diet disturbs electrolytes which can cause neurological problems. We need a certain amount of salt but at the same time we must be aware of over-salting our food.

By adding your favorite spices such as oregano, basil, chili pepper or turmeric you won't miss the salt. I add 1 cup of traditional salsa to my soup which already contains some salt.

I like to freeze enough soup for those extra busy days when I don't feel like cooking. And when friends are feeling under the weather this healthy vegetable soup is conveniently stored in the freezer.

Thank you for being here and please take a second to rate this recipe.

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      Audrey Hunt 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi healthylife2. Yes, the crockpot works fine. Im writing another delicious recipe for vegetable soup which contains ginger and sweet potatoes.

      I'm off to visit one of your helpful hubs!

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      Healthy Life 19 months ago from Connecticut, USA

      I was just looking for a good recipe for vegetable soup and this looks like a great one to try. I love that you listed the beneficial nutrients in the vegetables. Can this also be made in the crock pot?

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Happyboomernurse -

      It's like a breath of spring to hear from you, lovely Gail. So glad you've tried this healthy recipe and given your endorsement. I make it all year long.

      The summer has flown by and it's been a rewarding one.

      Hugs and blessings -

      Audrey

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hello Bobby - As you know Idyllwild is amazingly beautiful. How nice to hear that you are familiar with my area. You must stop by if life brings you this way again. Glad you like my vegetable soup recipe. I can down a bowl of soup anytime, anywhere! Thanks so much for following and for your kind comments. Appreciate the vote up. Peace, love and harmony to you Bobby.

      Audrey

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      Gail Sobotkin 2 years ago from South Carolina

      Dear Audrey,

      Have tried this healthy recipe and it's delicious. Love the fact that it's low in salt and lends itself to substitutions.

      Hope you're having a great summer.

      Blessings,

      Gail

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Hi Audrey, love your recipe. I am the vegetable soup king. I will be making your recipe over the weekend. Plus you live in one of my most favorite mountain retreat areas. Use to take the long road from San Diego to Palm Spings when I was a kid and use to travel through your neck of the woods. Blessings, to you and your family. I am following you because you write well and I like your recipes. Voting you up. Blessings, to you and yours. Bobby

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thanks for stopping by dear Linda. Feed your wonderful Cap plenty of this healthy soup.

      Hugs.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I stopped by for a virtual bowl of your delicious soup! Thanks, it hit the spot! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      sansal -Thanks and yes, you may publish this on your website with a link to this hub.

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      Anjali 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Your soup looks good and wish to publish in my website sandwichandsalad.com only if you agree. I have voted +++ for your recipe.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi poetryman6969 - Just omit the celery. I often find that I'm out of celery when I make my soup. It's still super healthy and really delicious. Thanks.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I am not a celery guy but the rest of the ingredients sound delicious.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Sylvestermouse

      Thanks so much for being here. I'm glad you've found my recipe and do hope you'll give it a try. It's a great way to get your vegetables and it's filling too.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      I love vegetable soup! Even as an adult, it is the only way I will eat some vegetables like squash. I see you note about the spicy tomatoes too. My husband loves spicy food! Sounds like a delicious recipe for both of us.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      To make sure it's spicy, I add 2 cans of spicy diced tomatoes. The canned tomatoes come with the spice in them. They're so good!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Luxurious vegetable recipes, is it really spicy? My hubby love spicy food

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      dahoglund

      I never add salt to my soups or anything else that I cook. All processed food contains way to much sodium. Look for 'low-sodium' on the labels.

      When I bake potatoes, instead of using salt, I use lemon juice (it's wonderful) and sometimes I grind lemon-pepper on the potato. You will never miss the salt.

      I also always rinse canned vegetables such as green beans, pinto beans and even canned tuna unless it's low sodium. Rinsing not only helps to wash away any added salt, it also washes away harmful chemicals.

      People like you and I who must watch our sodium intake really have to be aware. Like you said, it's alarming how much salt is added to all foods, especially processed. (I'm trying now to limit processed food from my diet.)

      Good luck, my friend and let me know how you're doing.

      Audrey

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      Don A. Hoglund 2 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Audrey. I'm looking for recipes for low salt soups and other things. I've recently been put on a low salt diet (2,000 mg) a day. When I started reading labels for sodium, I was amazed at how much there is in various foods. I guess I have to learn more about cooking, as well.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Pawpawrites

      I love your idea of grilling vegetables, olive oil and a bit of water in aluminum foil. Will do this for sure. Thank you.

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      Jim 3 years ago from Kansas

      Love homemade vegetable soup. And sometimes, it tastes even better the next day.

      The use of squash in your recipe reminds me of something we do when grilling. We put vegetables (often with squash), in aluminum foil, with a little olive oil, and a tiny bit of water, and put them on the grill.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Phyllis Doyle - Yeaaaah! This is terrific. Thank you so much.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I did make the soup, Audrey, and it is wonderful. I have a few bags of it frozen. Thanks again for this recipe.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      KimberlyLake - Hi there. I'm so glad you like my healthy homemade vegetable soup. Love your idea of splitting the pot to add meat for those who are not vegetarians. Please let me know how it works for you. Your votes and pinning put a great big smile on my face!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Phyllis - Regular vegetable oil is just fine. By now, you've probably made the soup and I'm hoping you really enjoyed it. I always make extra to stick in the freezer. I just fill up a large freezer zip lock baggy. Then when I'm ready, set it on a plate, poke a couple of holes in the upper part of the bag and defrost. Fast, convenient and healthy meal. Thanks so much Phyllis. Appreciate your awesome votes.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Audrey Howitt - I love it too. And it will last for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Thanks!

      DzyMsLizzy - Thanks so much Liz. Really appreciate the great votes. Enjoy the soup!

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      Kimberly Lake 3 years ago from California

      I really love this soup recipe. It is simple, healthy and sounds delicious. I am going to try it this weekend. In my family some of us are vegetarian and and some eat meat. This makes dinner time interesting. With this recipe I will make the soup and then split the pot and add meatballs or sausage for the meat eaters in my house. I can't wait to try it. Thanks. Voted up, Awesome, and pinned.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Wonderful looking soup, Audrey. I had bookmarked this hub of yours earlier and noted the ingredients, then went shopping. I got all the ingredients, but forgot the olive oil. I am rarely out of olive oil, so it did not register with me to get more. Voted up Awesome Useful Interesting and 'Lookin' Tasty'. I will make the soup tomorrow, using regular vegetable oil -- I hope that will be okay. Thanks for writing this hub.

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Sounds absolutely scrumptious! Bookmarking this for sure! Would love to also share it, but the 'share' button is not working...so, I've settled for giving it 5 stars and voting up, useful and awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Oh yum Audrey! Love vegetable soup!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh Eddy - You have an open and standing invitation. Just remember to bring along some of your beautiful poetry and photos.

      Much love and thanks - Audrey

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes definitely yummy and can I come for dinner too .

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Audrey - Wanna come for dinner the next time I whip up a batch of this soup?

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Well this sounds yummy!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      PegCole17 - You've made my day dear Peg. And I so appreciate the pinning.

      Enjoy your soup!

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Now, you've made me so hungry that I'm heading into the kitchen to make some soup. Right after I pin this beautiful pic of your serving of soup into my Food Ideas board. Thank you for the appetite stimulus!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi precy anza - I'm so very glad you like my recipe for healthy homemade soup. And you even noticed my seedlings in a jar. I, too love looking at plant roots to watch them grow. Thank you my friend for rated up and sharing. njoy your day :)

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      precy anza 4 years ago from USA

      Looks yummy Audrey :) Makes me feel hungry but I just ate. I love rice and noodles and this will be on my "must try list." Also something caught my eyes.... those seedlings in a jar :) I love looking at plants roots when they are in jars, one could really see how they are growing under the soil. Rated, up and shared!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      marcoujor - "Always on the look for...??" Hahahaha!!! Love the way your IPad types :)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      " Always on the look for..."??!!

      I have no idea what word my IPad typed for me above...LOL!

      Thanks for the hugs...cannot wait to join you for lunch soon!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Lovely Marcojour - You sound like the perfecr friend to have over for a hot bowl of savory soup and a hot slice of french bread. I don't make my soup with salt. Thanks lovely lady and be good to yourself. Here's a few hugs to get you going!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Always on the lookdesorption yummy soup recipes...this sounds delicious, versatile and healthy.

      I actually have an aversion to salt in food...it masks the intended flavors and my fingers swell almost instantly from it...

      Voted UP and UABI. Thanks, dear Audrey! Hugs, Maria

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thanks my friend for visiting my hub. So glad you approve of this healthy homemade soup. It really is one of my favorites to prepare. Take care and healthy eating!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This soup sounds fabulous and of course it's healthy with all those veggies. Your photos came out beautiful, too. I wish I had the stuff to whip up a batch right now! : )

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Natashalh -

      I love zucchini in soup. Glad to hear you will try it. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Thanks so much for your comments.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Becky Puetz -

      Hi there. Thank you for the great compliments and the appreciation you show for my recipe hub and photos. I hope to see you again very soon.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh Peggy - Thank you so much for the 5* rating! Freezing homemade soups is a smart thing to do. Not only saves time but is convenient for those days a body craves a nice bowl of soup but too tired to make it. Appreciate the vote up/ ratings and the sharing too. Enjoy your day Peggy.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Hm. I don't think I've ever put zucchini in a soup before. In fact, I think it's never even occurred to me! I'll have to give it a try sometime.

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      Becky 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great recipe hub, well written, very detailed plus it looks great and sounds delicious. Thanks

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Your homemade soup recipe just got another 5 stars. I love to make soups like this as well as many others and typically have a number of them frozen in smaller containers so that we can enjoy soup often. My soups vary from one time to the next depending upon which vegetables and other ingredients I have on hand. Up and useful votes and will also share.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      freecampingaussie - Hi there!

      I agree with you about most of the fruit losing it's flavor. What a shame. I'm pleased that you will be using this recipe. I know you will enjoy it. Thank you for the vote and for sharing!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Happyboomernurse -

      I'm always watching my salt intake even though sometimes others don't appreciate that when cooking. I figure that's what salt shakers are for :) So glad you're going to be making this recipe. I've a feeling you and yours will enjoy it. I appreciate so much your being here, commenting and all the good votes. I most of all love the hugs and right back at'cha!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Suzie - So great to hear that you approve of my healthy soup recipe. One of the things I like most is being able to add whatever you like and it works beautifully. I really appreciate your votes and sharing including pinning.

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      This looks delicious ! Sadly fruit seems to be losing flavour so we are more into vegies than ever before ! Will vote up for sure. Thanks for sharing .

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Audrey,

      This recipe looks delicious and just as importantly, very nutritious. Love the way you included how to use substitutions and the additional info about how to make it tasty without adding salt.

      Will definitely be trying this recipe soon.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

      Hub Hugs,

      Gail

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Audrey,

      Love this easy healthy soup - Plenty of "eatin and drinkin" as my grandmother used to say! Love this idea and great inclusion of all the benefits each ingredient has. Definitely trying this one! Thanks so much for putting this together, voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Careermommy - Thank you so much for the generous comments. I now feel so good. I hope your family really likes this recipe. You are so kind to vote up, rate 5 stars and pinning. Take care.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      vocalcoach, you gave such a detailed description to this healthy soup. Nutritional content always goes far with me. This is something I'd definitely share with my family. This is voted up, with 5 stars and pinned!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Audrey - Thanks and stay well! Hugs.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      dipsmi - I'm glad you will try my recipe. I think you will love it, especially the health benefits. So great to see you here. Will visit you soon.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      girishpuri - Hello and thank you for leaving me a comment. I hope your day is simply beautiful in every way!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Just yummy!!!

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      dipsmi 4 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Looks really yummy! Will definitely try it.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear moonlake - Potatoes from the potato fields - how wonderful!

      Thank you my friend for sharing your thoughts and the votes!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This sounds so good. Maybe my husband can bring home some baby potatoes from the potato fields. Voted up and shared.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Thanks for the nice recipe.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      jtrader - I'm new at taking photos so your comment means a lot to me. Thank you!

      KoffeeKlatchGals - This is one of my favorite recipes. I love all the veggies plus the health advantages of these power house goodies. Thanks so much for being here!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      truthfornow - Thanks for being here. I'm glad the photo of my soup recipe brought you here!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Jackie - Your mother's rolls sound so yummy. Think I'll add that to this soup. Great combination. I'm a soup-a holic:) Thanks so much.

      LadyFiddler - Now this is what I call "true support" for a fellow hubber. Even 'tho you don't like veggies, you still find a positive element in my photos, etc. A huge thanks to you!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      vibesites - Thanks so much. Glad you liked my recipe and want to stay healthy. Enjoy!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You recipe looks so delicious and it's so healthy. It will definitely become a must try in our home. Up, useful, and sharing.

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      jtrader 4 years ago

      Your picture looks really inviting. The soup looks rich and tasty.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      The picture of the soup attracted me to reading. Seems like a very hearty meal. And very healthy.

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      I am not a lover or member of vege lol but great hub and recipe, love your pics. Have a bless night.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This looks sooo good, I love soup and especially with buttered rolls! I could really pig out if I let myself. Mom use to always make loaf bread as a kid when she made soup and rolls is as close as I can get to that. Good thing the veggies are good for me. Voting up and sharing!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi leslie - We are soup sisters:) I, too am a soup fanatic. So glad to find someone like you and hope you really enjoy my recipe. Thanks a million!

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      Buster Johnson 4 years ago from Alabama

      I am a Soup fanatic and you just gave me a new one to try. Sounds easy and scrumptious. Voted up and useful, my friend.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Elena - I make this soup regularly. It keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I always make enough to store in the freezer. That way, when I'm too tired to cook I simply pop the frozen batch into the microwave and it's all ready. Thanks for the 5 star. Take good care and stay well!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      This is a very healthy Recipe. I went through it very slowly and would like to add it to my Recipe's. I'm definitely going to try it this month. I hope it's okay to have it over 2 days. (keep it in fridge and finish next day) Awesome - 5 star.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      carrie - Thanks so much! So great to see you here. Come back anytime :)

      Rogene - I live on soup too during the cold winter season. Just love the taste and warmth! Thank you!

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      Rogene Robbins 4 years ago

      That looks so good -- all chock full of veggie goodness. We live on soup during the winter.

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      Kept private 4 years ago from Northeast United States

      vocalcoach: YUM YUM!!! :) Sounds like a great healthy dinner. Thank you for this recipe.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hey Mike! Thanks so much. I just made a big pot of this healthy vegetable soup this morning. The neighborhood is begging for their share so will give "handouts" in time for dinner :) Appreciate the vote and useful rating.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Great recipe! The soup seems to be very healthy and easy to make too! Voted up & useful

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I love soups, they're always filling me up. And I'm delighted that this is an all veggie soup, it's sure to make me healthy. And it's easy to make too, in just 15 mins! Voted up and useful, awesome, shared. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      ellesvoice - Thanks so much for liking the looks of my healthy vegetable soup. Great to see you here.

      CrisSp - 4 day flight? Whoa! That's too much time in the air:) Wanna give you an extra thanks for pinning this. Thanks!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Kathryn Stratford - Thanks so much for being here. I appreciate your kind words.

      Jasnay - I love soup - especially homemade. (I like to know exactly what's in it:) Thanks so very much for your sweet comments. Made my day!

      Pagesvoice - Thanks so much for being here and sharing your delightful comments on the topic of homemade soup. I like your mentioning salt. Many a good recipe has been ruined by over-salting. Take care and thanks again.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I think this is perfect for "exhaustipated" me. Yah, go figure what I meant after a 4 day flight straight in a row. I love veggies and I'll definitely try this as soon as I gather all my ingredients. Love colourful food!

      Now pinning! Thanks.

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      Elizabeth Hanks 4 years ago from Queen Creek

      This soup looks fantastic! All the colors and healthy vegetables... it's making my mouth water! Great recipe!

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      Dennis L. Page 4 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting. I absolutely adore the way you present information to your readers. I'm still scratching my head wondering how you came up with the nutritional figures.

      Even though I am in my 6th decade, I learned to cook from my dad who got home an hour before my mom. I watched him and learned to love cooking. Today, I prepare every meal in our house...unless, it is a Polish dish and then my half Slovak wife takes over.

      Like you, I love to make soup. I also agree that making enough to freeze for the future is the way to go. I often joke that as long as we have power, then we could eat for at least 3 months.

      One more thing we are in agreement on regarding cooking, especially when it comes to homemade soups. I only lightly salt the ingredients and I tell everyone that they can simply season the end product to their own taste.

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      Jasnav 4 years ago

      Nice hub to bring on the veggies. We all know they are healthy, but setting out a tasty way to enjoy them is what makes them interesting as well.

      Vocalcoach, you are doing a great job here by sharing your knowledge!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This recipe looks hearty and delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      timorous - Thanks for mentioning the advantage of cutting larger chunks of veggies as opposed to smaller ones, along with slow cooking for more flavor. You must be one healthy man :)

      SilentReed - (Love the name). I'm so happy that you tried the soup and liked it. Good idea to cut the veggies into smaller portions for the grand kids. Thanks so much!

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      SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

      I decided to give it a try (I enjoy cooking) before commenting. Food magazines have nice glossy presentations, but as they say it's in the eating that matters. Smiles :) and appreciation for this hub. It's healthy and quick to prepare. I made smaller cuts of the vegetables to encourage my grand kids to eat their veggies.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      James - Thank you dear man! So pleased to find that you like the sound of my recipe and hope you try it soon. Stick extra in the freezer for those times you would rather not cook. :)

      NCBler - Love your comment:) Let me know how you like it. Thanks!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Movie - I do hope you enjoy my recipe. Remember that you can omit or add whatever you like. It's extremely healthy and quite satisfying. Thanks for the vote MM.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This veggie soup recipe is a bit different for me, so looking forward to giving it a try, we are well into our home made soup at the moment.

      Thank you and voted up!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      vacation trip - Soup always seems to "hit the spot." Especially when it is homemade. Thanks for reading my hub on Healthy Homemade Soup.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      prasetio - Hello. I'm sure your mom will like this soup. It is full of antioxidants and easy to make.

      I hope you enjoy and thank you for your support.

      Rtalloni - Another point I didn't mention was that I find that I actually save some money in the long range when I buy organic vegetables for this recipe. I like your idea of freezing portions to use later. Thanks so much!

      Sueswan - Glad you approve of my recipe. It really hit's the spot on these bitter-cold days. Think of me as you enjoy your own bowl of soup:) Thanks for the Up and sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      alexadry - I'm thrilled to pieces that you love the photos because I'm a beginner with my new camera:) This hub found you at a really good time and I wish you well and safe with the cold front coming. Thank you for the votes!

      Sunshine625 -

      Linda, we've got to stop meeting like this :) But I must say you're a girl after my own heart - soup is sumptuous - any kind of soup and your Pinto Bean I'd love to have the recipe for. (hint, hint) Sending you a healthy hug!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I like to make a homemade soup at least twice a month and no two are ever the same. I like to switch up beans, veggies or meats. I never, ever used bell peppers in my soup! That's my next soup addition. I just made a huge pot of Pinto Bean soup tonight, so the peppers will be the next time around. Soup = potful of health!