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Jan. 12, 2016

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Spicy Thai Soup

Spicy Thai Soup

Transport to a warm place with this flavor-rich soup!

Makes 6 1-cup servings


1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 to 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (or more to taste)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup bite-size broccoli florets
1 cup packed bok choy, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped, including top
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped


Mix broth, ginger, garlic, and jalapeño pepper in a pot and bring to a boil. Add mushrooms and simmer 2 minutes. Add broccoli and bok choy. Simmer until broccoli is tender but still bright green and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook. Stir in green onion and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 59; Fat: 0.8 g; Saturated Fat: 0.1 g; Calories from Fat: 12.4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 3.2 g; Carbohydrates: 10.8 g; Sugar: 1.3 g; Fiber: 2.8 g; Sodium: 152 mg; Calcium: 43 mg; Iron: 1.3 mg; Vitamin C: 17 mg; Beta Carotene: 914 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes by Patricia Bertron, R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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