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Country Soup Starter Mix

 Contents of jar:
 Ingredients: Wheat berries, green lentils, wild rice blend, split peas, minced dried onions, barley, Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, parsley and rosemary)


 Makes 12 servings, 1 1/2 cup each
 Prep Time: 10 minutes
 Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
 Ease of Preparation: Easy

   6 cups reduced sodium, low fat broth
   1 jar Country Soup Starter Mix
   2 carrots, sliced
   2 stalks of celery, chopped
   1 (15oz) cans of low sodium diced tomatoes
   24 oz low sodium vegetable cocktail juice (like V-8)
   1 lb ground beef or turkey, 93% lean (or leftover meat)

Brown the ground turkey in a large kettle or dutch oven (if using meat).  Add celery and carrots, sauté for 3 minutes, add broth, Country Soup Mix and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until vegetables are cooked.

 Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 187; fat 3g (sat 0.7g, mono <0.5g, poly <0.5g); iron 2mg; cholesterol 22mg; calcium 35mg; carbohydrate 26g; sodium 320mg; protein 14g; fiber 5.5g