Monday, October 19, 2009

Easy, Crock-Pot Spinach & Tomato Soup

About 6 years ago, I followed the Weight Watchers diet. I did very well for a while and lost a good amount of weight. After a while my enthusiasm for dieting dropped and I had to stop paying for the program. No sense paying for a plan that I wasn't following.

Before I dropped out of WW, I had accumulated some diet-friendly recipes. The last I checked, the Weight Watchers Community section of the web-site is free for anyone to join. And it's a good source for diet-friendly topics and recipes.

Today I am posting a recipe that I am pretty sure I had gotten from the WW message boards while I was following the program, but from which particular member I don't remember. I do remember the recipe being super easy to make!

I only made this once and we really enjoyed it. Goes great with a salad and nice big chunk of garlic bread!

Spinach & Tomato Soup

Ingredients:
  • 10 oz. baby spinach
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbs. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in crock-pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

I told you it was easy!

While we liked this recipe as it is, we both thought that some orzo pasta would be a great addition.

I'll be sharing this recipe with the following blog carnivals this week:

9 comments:

Denise said...

I posted soup this week too ;-) I'd love to try this one, sounds super easy just being able to pop it all in the crock pot. Do you blend it at the end or leave it as is?

Gina said...

Sounds delish!

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heartnsoulcooking said...

YUMMY!!! spanish and tomatoes go GREAT!!! together.
Geri

darnold23 said...

I would love for you to post this to Crock Pot Wednesday. There are some really great ideas there for slow cooker favorites. Also, this week there's a giveaway.

SnoWhite said...

this sounds really tasty! I'm always looking for new soup recipes.

Cole said...

That recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

SnoWhite said...

I like this idea -- thanks.

~Alison~ said...

Denise, it's been a rough week (me and the babe are sick), I havent' gotten a chance to check out your soup recipe yet. I never thought of blending it and the one time I made it I left it as is, but I think I'd like it blended better. Thanks for the idea!!!

Gina, Thanks! It is really good! But next time I make it I am going to use Denise's idea (see above comment) and blend it!

Jean, Thanks for stopping by! I only got a quick glance at your blog and really need to make it back over there. Once I'm all recovered I'll be sure to check it out! A popsicle sounds wonderful right now! Mmmm!

Geri, thanks again! You are so sweet with your comments!

darnold....I thought I posted it already. Oops, did I forget to? Rough week!

Cole, thanks for stopping by again!

SnoWhite, Sorry I didn't reply to your first comment! Swine Flu has struck our house. Ugh! Let me know if you try the soup or make any changes to it. Thanks for stopping by again!

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