Soup is comforting, especially during the winter months... it warms the body and feeds the mind. Studies have shown that soup produces greater feelings of satiety than other types of food. Paired with salad, it makes a healthy and satisfying meal.
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 large zucchini
a few cups of vegetable broth
2-3 slices of whole wheat bread
blend of fresh rosemary, sage, oregano, and/or thyme
salt & pepper (to taste)
Chop garlic and onion; in a big pot, saute in olive oil (just enough to prevent sticking).
Drizzle olive oil over cherry tomatoes and bake in oven at 400 degrees until they collapse into themselves (about 15-20 minutes).
Chop potatoes, add to pot, and saute for a few minutes, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick; repeat with the zucchini.
Once the vegetables have softened a bit, pour enough broth to cover them and let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes or so.
While soup simmers, check on tomatoes; when they’re done, drop them into the soup and place the bread into toaster and toast until brown and crunchy; crumble into soup.
Toss in herbs (finely chopped), and add salt and pepper.
Don’t have time to cook? Miso-Cup soup, made by Edward & Sons, is perfect for travelers or anyone with a busy lifestyle. It requires only hot water for instant preparation. Miso-Cup is a fully vegan source of complete protein, thanks to its complementary amino acids, naturally derived from miso's cultured rice and legume ingredients. Check out all varieties!
Supportive of good causes, Edward & Sons is generously donating product samples for educational activities taking place in honor of the Great American Meatout next month.
A new study reveals that many U.S. teenagers are living with higher than normal cholesterol levels. Researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined data on more than 3,000 teens as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The study found that 1 out of 5 teens between 12 and 19 years of age have high cholesterol, which puts them at increased risk of heart disease. The heavier the teens, the higher their cholesterol levels, meaning an obese teen had more LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in their blood than a teen with healthy body weight.
Cholesterol comes from many sources, but diet is a major contributor to blood cholesterol levels. Total fat intake, especially saturated fat and trans fat, plays a large role. Avoiding animal products (meat, eggs, and dairy) decreases LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels in the body, not through dietary cholesterol reduction alone, but through reduced saturated fat intake as well.
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are just a couple of fun, easy ways you can