Vegetable Rice Soup is the perfect healthy lunch on any eating plan! This meal is loaded with fresh veggies and flavor.
Vegetable Rice Soup (21 Day Fix)
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This soup is amazing regardless of what your goals are! I always have a huge batch of soup in the fridge so I have a quick and easy go to lunch or snack. This soup is loaded with veggies and a little bit of rice for a delicious (21 day fix approved) lunch!
This soup also makes a great base for your leftovers! If you have any leftovers you can them to this soup for a quick and hearty meal. Meat, ground turkey or quinoa are perfect additions!
If you haven’t heard of the 21 day Fix, it’s a weight loss program based on healthy eating (of real food), portion control and exercise (more information here). Since it’s January I have decided to kick off the new year with healthy eating and I will be sharing some of the 21 Day Fix program approved meals I am making!
I count this as 1 Green and 1 yellow for a lunch that really fills me up!
Learn about the 21 day Fix here
Vegetable Rice Soup
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- 1/4 cup onion , chopped
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 small can low sodium diced tomatoes (with juice)
- 1 cup chopped cabbage
- 1/4 each cup chopped carrot and green beans
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped broccoli or zucchini
- 5 cups low sodium beef broth
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ teaspoon each thyme & basil
- pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- In a large pot cook onion, garlic, carrots, beans and cabbage over medium heat until slightly softened.
- Stir in bell peppers, undrained tomatoes, broth, bay leaves and seasonings. Simmer 6-7 minutes.
- Add in zucchini or broccoli and rice and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves before serving.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
Note: I sometimes add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste to boost up the flavor. It’s not technically 21 day fix approved however each serving would have 3/4 teaspoon which is approx 8 calories and 1.5g carbs.