A great way to easily eat a lot of vegetables is to make a soup or stew that you can then keep for days and eat when you feel hungry. This hearty vegetable soup hits the spot!
Combine that with a salad every day and you're rockin' your plant-based diet.
This soup was inspired by a recipe from Dr. Fuhrman’s 2-volume book, “Eat for Health.” I didn’t have all of the ingredients that it called for so this is modified. But, it is still high in fiber and protein.
Luckily I discovered, quite by accident, a new addition that I think you’re gonna love. I didn't have carrot juice on hand so using unsweetened pumpkin puree was a perfect substitute.
Canned pumpkin – which, by the way, is quite nutritious. I opened a can that I thought was just plain pumpkin, but it turned out to be pumpkin pie mix. Yes, it contained some sugar, but the spices were just perfect – cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg – no milk or cream. I decided to use it anyway.
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What a pleasant surprise. It was excellent. I would just add the canned pumpkin next time instead. This soup was a bit more aromatic and lightly spiced, so plain pumpkin wouldn't have these characteristics. Though, the original recipe called for 2 cups of carrot juice which is sweet, too (although more natural). Give it a try. It was a delicious flavor surprise.
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