Eat– for Good Health

North Woods Soup is all about flavor.  With a large bowl under 250 calories, it fits into the on-my-way-to-slim category.  Add a serving of Cole Slaw and make croutons from rye bread.


Adding turkey kielbasa lends this soup a rich, slow-simmered flavor even though it takes less than 30 minutes to make. Puree a portion of the recipe for a velvety consistency, and stir in fresh spinach after the soup is removed from the heat so it retains its bright color.

Ingredients for 4 generous servings:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1  cup  baby carrots, halved
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 7  ounces  turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2  (15.8-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1  (6-ounce) bag fresh baby spinach leaves

Heat a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic, and kielbasa; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes. Add the broth, Italian seasoning, pepper, and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

Place 2 cups of the soup in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Return the pureed mixture to pan. Simmer an additional 5 minutes. Remove soup from heat. Add the spinach, stirring until spinach wilts.

2 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Today at noon, but I didn’t specify which time belt. I live in California, but so far everyone who has entered has addresses back East. Tell you want, Pinky, I am going to ask my husband to draw three names right now. If someone happens to enter in the next several hours, I will order one for them.

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