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Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

Method

  • Place a pot full of water over high heat.
  • Add the beans and boil for about 40 minutes, until they soften.
  • Slice the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, zucchini and leeks. Chop the potatoes into uneven pieces and finely chop the bacon.
  • Place a pot over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, zucchini, leeks and bacon. Sauté for 10 minutes while mixing with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables soften.
  • Add the white wine and allow half of the liquid to evaporate.
  • Add the potatoes, bay leaf, water, bouillon cube and chopped tomatoes.
  • Mix, cover pan and boil for about 30 minutes, until the vegetables soften.
  • In the meantime, finely chop the parsley and separate the leaves from the sprigs of thyme.
  • After 30 minutes, add the pasta to the pot and boil for 10 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon every so often.
  • When ready, remove pot from heat and add the boiled beans, parsley, thyme leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Serve with grated parmesan.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

220
Calories (kcal)
11 %

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.

7.8
Total Fat (g)
11 %

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.

3.2
Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

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.

23.0
Total Carbs (g)
9 %

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.

7.5
Sugars (g)
8 %

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.

10.6
Protein (g)
21 %

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.

4.9
Fibre (g)
20 %

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.

0.83
Sodium (g)
14 %

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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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