Sunday, February 19, 2012

Toe-May-Tah Soup

Pin It I can't say I've always loved tomato soup or even tomatos in general. Oh, but how things have changed!  I pretty sure I heard once that we have a completely new set of taste buds every 7 years, but I am not sure how accurate that is so don't quote me on that one.  Mine must have changed someway or another because I am in love with vegetables (carrots, red peppers, and peas to be specific haha).  I don't care if people think I'm a freak.  I love vegetables.  Plain and simple.  I eat them morning, noon, and night, all  day every day.  Yum!  Alright alright I think you get it right?  Back to the tomatos!  I think my love for them started a few summers ago when I was introduced to a fresh from the garden tomato sandwich.  Check this puppy out:
Good inch thick slice of fresh tomato with cucumbers, cream cheese, and homemade pesto on a everything bagel.  I can't wait till summer!

This afternoon I attempted to make my own tomato soup.  I could have went all out and used fresh tomatos, but due to the load of homework I had yet to complete...canned tomatos it was!   Instead I cut back on the sodium by using dried chickpeas in place of canned chick peas.  The chick peas are totally optional by the way, I just thought it would add a little meat and substance to the soup.


2 tbsp Chicken soup base (preferably low sodium)
4 cups Hot water
1 lb. 12 oz. can Crushed Tomatos with oregano, onions, and garlic
1 lb. 12 oz. can Petite cut diced tomatos
1 1/2 cup Dried chick peas
2 packets Stevia
Basil to taste

1. Add the first four ingredients to the slow cooker and wisk to combine.
2. Stir in the chick peas.
3. Cook on high for several hours until chick peas are tender and cooked to your liking.
4. Stir in stevia and basil.
5. Serve with whole wheat grilled cheese and enjoy!
Makes 10 cups.

* Note: To make soup creamy add in a little skim milk.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 56
Total Fat: 0.6 g
     Sat. Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 201.5 mg
Potassium: 93 mg
Total Carbs: 10.7 g
     Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
     Sugars: 3.4 g
Protein: 3 g
Vitamin A: 8.6%
Vitamin C: 11.5%
Calcium: 2.5%
Iron: 5.5%

1 comment:

  1. Idk if they have them by you but you can buy canned chickpeas with no salt added, its a staple in my pantry haha


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