January is National Soup Month, and to celebrate Dr. Phillippi shared some of her favorite healthy soup recipes that are perfect for family dinners. See below for the recipes:

White Bean Chili

  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into strips
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 – 14 oz. cans chicken broth
  • 2 – 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes, undrained (optional)
  • 2 – 4 oz. cans chopped green chilis
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans great Nothern beans, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen white shoepeg corn
  • Garnishes – Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, chopped green onions, salsa, and/or fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In a skillet, sauté chicken strips in oil until lightly browned. Let cool and cut into small chunks.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté onion, celery, and garlic until soft. Transfer sautéed vegetables to a stockpot.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilis, lime juice, cumin, oregano, cilantro, cayenne pepper, beans, and corn. Bring to a boil and add chicken.
  4. Reduces heat to low, simmer until ready to serve. top with your choice of garnishes.

Vegetable Soup

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 – 30 oz. jar meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 – 14 oz. can beef broth, undiluted
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 – 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 – 15 oz. can mixed vegetables

Directions

  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, brown ground beef, onion, and garlic, stirring to crumble. Drain.
  2. Add sauce, broth, water, celery, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cover. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and vegetables. Return to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

NOTE – recipe may be doubled, but do not double the diced tomatoes with green chilis.

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