I’m so grateful that my kids love beans as much as they do. And this 13 Bean Soup Recipe gives me an opportunity to provide them with a healthy and delicious soup that is not only full of nutrients, protein, and fiber, but it’s just 5 Smart Points per serving – which is great for me! It’s also a really filling soup, so perfect for when you really need to satisfy your hunger without going through all your Points. This 13 Bean Soup is also incredibly easy to prepare. You can really use any dry bean mix that you like. I’m personally a fan of Bob’s Red Mill bean soup mix, so that’s what I use. It also freezes and reheats really nicely, so if you have any leftovers, it’s great for lunches or when you need a meal in a pinch.
- 2 cups dry bean mix (I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 stalks of celery diced
- 2 large carrots diced
- 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
- 10 cups water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse beans, then cover with water in a large bowl, and let soak overnight.
Drain and rinse beans. Bring the 10 cups of water and beans to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for about 2 hours or until beans are tender.
Add in onion, carrot, celery, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, salt and pepper. Let cook for another 30 minutes. Serve.
Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is about 2 cups
Each serving = 5 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 200 calories; 1g fat; 0g saturated fat; 35g carbohydrates; 12g fiber; 2g sugar; 13g protein