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Soothing Carrot Soup

I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional

Getting the nutrition you need can be difficult when your throat is sore and you’re having trouble swallowing. Yet you can still get nutritional value from vegetables when they’re in the form of a soup. If you enjoy the flavor of carrots, try this soup as a soothing option.

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced (about 5 cups)
1 onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
6 cups water
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs

Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add carrots, onion, and potatoes and cook over medium heat, turning with a wooden spoon until thoroughly coated with oil. Add water, bouillon cubes, salt, sugar, black pepper, and herbs. Simmer until vegetables are tender. Put into a blender and whisk until smooth.

Makes 12 servings

Per serving (1/12 of recipe)
Calories: 63
Fat: 1.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Calories from Fat: 18.5%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 1.2 g
Carbohydrates: 12.4 g
Sugar: 4 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Sodium: 310 mg
Calcium: 30 mg
Iron: 0.6 mg
Vitamin C: 5.1 mg
Beta Carotene: 6253 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: published in The Best in the World, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., editor.

  • Post #1
  • Thu Jun 9, 2011

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