Farmer’s Market Vegetable & Chickpea Soup

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Weekend mornings are for farmers’ markets and large vegetable hauls. You stroll from booth to booth, filling your reusable tote bags with carrots, potatoes and anything that will fit. The next week’s task? To use up all that fresh, delicious produce! Toss your finds into a big pot and make this vegetable soup recipe. It can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove—either way, you’re getting a simple, nourishing farm-to-table meal quickly and easily!

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Makes 7-8 cups

Ingredients

2 cups potatoes, cubed
2 cups carrots, sliced
2 cups celery, sliced
2 cups green beans, ends trimmed and cut into thirds
1 qt. low-sodium vegetable broth
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley

Directions

  1. In slow cooker or soup pot, add chopped veggie, broth, chickpeas and spices.
  2. If cooking on the stove, bring to a boil then reduce heat. Cover and simmer 40 minutes until veggies are tender.
  3. If using a slow cooker, cover and set pot to low. Cook for 6-7 hours.
  4. Serve warm and top with fresh parsley.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and www.totalhealthcounseling.com. She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at totalhealthcounseling@gmail.com.