Italian Vegetable Soup
Heat Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and garlic; brown 5 minutes, breaking up into 3/4 inch crumbles. Pour off drippings. Season beef with pepper, salt and 1/2 t dried oregano. Stir broth, tomatoes, carrots and pasta into beef. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Stir in another 1/4 t dried oregano, beans, zucchini. Cook 4-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp tender. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Cover the pan briefly to wilt the spinach leaves. Stir and serve with whole wheat garlic toast.
6-1 cup servings
Note: The ground beef can be omitted for a vegetarian soup.
Carrots, dried beans, zucchini, spinach, garlic and whole wheat bread
are WIC Approved Foods.
Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup
Bring broth, water, carrots, celery and tarragon or oregano and pepper to a boil in a large soup pot. Add chicken and simmer over medium heat, covered, 30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Skim the fat, if any, off the top. Add the noodles and peas or broccoli and simmer 5 minutes or until the pasta and vegetables are cooked. Stir and serve with whole wheat crackers or whole wheat cheesy toast.
6-1 cup servings
Carrots, celery, frozen peas, frozen broccoli, whole wheat bread and low fat cheese are WIC Approved Foods.
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