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Hearty Soup Starter Mix (Gluten Free)

 Contents of jar:
 Ingredients: yellow split peas, split peas, lentils, millet, dried minced onions, quinoa, wild rice blend (Lundberg ‘Wild Blend Rice’: long grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, wild rice, whole grain Wehani rice, whole grain black Japonica rice)

 Makes 8 servings (per 1 cup of mix), 2 cups each
 Prep Time: 10 minutes
 Total Time: 2 hours
 Ease of Preparation: Easy

   6 cups reduced sodium, low fat broth
   1 cup Hearty Soup Mix
   2 carrots, sliced
   2 stalks of celery, chopped
   1 ½ cups of kale, chopped
   2 (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)

Put broth in a large kettle or dutch oven.  Add 1 cup of Hearty Soup Mix and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer for 1 to 1 ½ hours.  Add carrots, celery and kale, diced tomatoes and vegetable cocktail juice.  Add meat if desired.  Simmer for 20 minutes more until vegetables are cooked.   

 Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 201; fat 4.2g (sat 1g, mono <0.5g, poly <0.5g); iron 3mg; cholesterol 32mg; calcium 68mg; carbohydrate 25g; sodium 595mg; protein 17g; fiber 5.4g