Spiced Up Boxed Soup Round Two

12 Apr

Sometimes life gets kinda hectic and there is no extra time to spend in the kitchen. This is not an excuse for unhealthy stops at fast food restaurants or grabbing something on the go that doesn’t satisfy your needs. Instead, this calls for a handy crock pot. A cooks best friend when meal prep gets the best of us. What else makes a for a great soup starter in a pinch? Boxed soup! It’s PERFECT for adding fresh vegetables, beans, and anything else you wish to make in into a satisfying meal.

The soup featured in our #WIAW post yesterday was this kinda of soup. Inspired by a box of soup, some frozen veggies, and some beans.

Ingredients:
1 large box of Tabatchnick Creamy Tomato Soup
1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups of cooked kidney beans (we cooked these in our crock pot the day before! 1 cup dry = 2 cups cooked)
2-3 cups of Kale
1/2 cup of cooked lentils
1 small can of Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles (if you can grab a can with green chilies they add a nice kick! If not regular diced tomatoes would work fine)
1 teaspoon of red chili powder
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low until heated, approximately 3-4 hours.

We served these with a side of Blue Diamond almond nut thin crackers. Totally simple, totally healthy, and totally awesome.

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Whats your favorite thing you’ve made in your crock pot recently?

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