Light Vegetable Soup

Light Vegetable Soup-3-sm

Serve with grilled chicken breasts or another lean protein for a complete meal.

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 30 minutes
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2 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
1/2 medium onion(s), yellow, diced
2 large carrot(s), thinly sliced
2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
4 tablespoon(s) parsley, fresh, chopped, about 4 sprigs
1/2 teaspoon(s) thyme, dried, or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 teaspoon(s) sea salt, to taste
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground
4 cup(s) vegetable broth


  1. In a 4 quart saucepan (or larger), cook onion in coconut oil until translucent.
  2. Add all other ingredients except vegetable stock.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add stock, increase heat and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and cook until vegetables are soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  7. Optional: Remove 1 cup soup from pan and reserve; pour remaining soup into blender and process at low speed until smooth.
  8. Combine pureed and reserved soup mixtures in saucepan and cook, stirring constantly until hot.

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  1. Sonia

    tried the soup, however i just used yellow and green squash, 2 large carrots and 1/4 of an onion and some chicken broth low sodium and it was really good.. you don’t need to used all the ingredients just do it your own way without adding extra calories…

  2. Chris

    Is this four or two servings? The nutritional content seems quite high if this makes 4 servings.

    • Neely

      Chris – This is 2 servings.

  3. Tam

    can this be possibly done in a crock pot?

  4. Justin

    Add rotisserie chicken! Muy delicioso!

  5. Nathaniel

    Hey everyone, I’m a little confused – in one of my shopping list/recipe calendars, it says “Light Vegetable Soup; chicken” for one of the dinner recipes. Where/how does the chicken come into play with this recipe?

    • Neely

      Nathaniel – The chicken comes into play this way. We ask you to prepare chicken in the beginning of the week so you can add it to certain meals and snacks throughout the week to add more protein. This chicken can be added to your serving of soup for this meal – heated up in the pot with it – or it can just be eaten on the side. Sorry for the confusion – we’ll try to word it differently in the future!

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