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Minestrone soup

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Vegan Diet

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  • Egg Free Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Minestrone soup

Method

  • Place a pot over high heat and add 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Coarsely chop the onion, cut the garlic into thin slices, and add them to the pot.
  • Cut the leek, the celery, the zucchini, the carrots, and the potato into small cubes. Then, add them to the pot.
  • Add the bay leaves, deglaze the pot with the wine and let it evaporate.
  • Add the thyme, the canned tomatoes, the stock, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Cover with the lid and simmer at low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add the macaroni and boil according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Remove from the heat and add 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, pepper, and the beans.
  • Serve with finely chopped parsley, olive oil, pepper, bread, feta, and oregano.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

280
Calories (kcal)
14 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.0
Total Fat (g)
17 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

1.9
Saturated Fat (g)
10 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

31.0
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

12.0
Sugars (g)
13 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.4
Protein (g)
15 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

6.9
Fibre (g)
28 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.64
Sodium (g)
11 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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