Easy Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

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As the name suggests, this Easy Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup recipe is indeed the easiest and healthy soup you can effortlessly put together in no time. It is loaded with vegetables and meat which make it hearty to indulge in during cold winter days. But truth be told, soups need not be eaten just in the winters and can be paired with your favorite bread during summers too. You can eat this soup all year long. The ingredients in this soup recipe simmer in spices all day until the flavors come together to form a thick textured soup. Healthy dinner recipes always make for excellent family dinner ideas because this easy soup recipe is made from scratch and doesn't contain any preservatives, unlike the store-bought soups. Healthy dinner recipes don't need a reason to be eaten. Pair it with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread, pour it over a bed of rice or just eat it on its own for lunch or dinner, anything works! It’s a good idea to make this comforting soup recipe in large volume and freeze it just so that you have a healthy meal readily available.

This recipe can also be tweaked to suit for "meat-free Mondays" with as many different veggies as you want. You can add tofu or vegan sausages to keep it flavorful. Vegan sausages make a good meat substitute and mushrooms work just as good. Betty Crocker's ‘Bac-o's Bacon Flavor Bits’ is soy-based and has no MSG, with no saturated fats and is preservative-free which makes it a very popular condiment among the vegan community. It is also a good option to start for those who are trying to eat less meat. Adding different types of beans like red, black or white beans are a very good source of protein, iron and fiber as well. You can add split pea or red lentils into this yummy soup recipe. In addition to lowering cholesterol, beans prevent blood sugar levels and especially a good choice of food for individuals with diabetes. Beans are a great meat substitute for vegetarians and also make a substantial meal with meat-like texture with very low-fat content in them.

You can add or modify the flavors in this recipe with more spices of your choice such as paprika, Cajun spice, cumin powder, fresh garlic, Worchestire sauce or even mixed Italian herbs etc. You can even add ground turkey, crab meat, or grilled chicken if you want to stick to lean meat in this recipe. Throw in some spicy Italian pork sausages or peppered or smoked bacon bits in addition to it. If you don't like adding smoked bacon bits, you can just add Hickory liquid smoke instead for that smokey aroma without adding meat. Make it healthier by adding green veggies like kale, spinach, or even arugula. Healthy dinner recipes are all about changing up the flavors just a little bit more to suit your palate to make it even healthier.

This vegetable beef soup recipe is simple, healthy and easy to make and a good idea to into your family dinner ideas on a regular basis. Thanks to DrDan at the 101 Cooking For Two recipe blog for sharing this Easy Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup recipe with us. For more healthy dinner recipes you can visit DrDan’s blog that has great family dinner ideas. This warming soup recipe is one of the best quick dinner recipes you can make that is nutritious for you and your family. A bowl of this delicious hot soup, especially during the winter season, is like a comforting dream!

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