Black Bean and Mushroom Soup  Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 (14.5 ounce) can Meijer crushed tomatoes

1 small onion, chopped

1 (8 ounce) pkg. fresh sliced mushrooms

1 cup Meijer Organics black beans, rinsed and drained

1/8 tsp. McCormick ground pepper

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. McCormick dried thyme

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1/3 cup Meijer Organics garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups Meijer Naturals vegetable stock

 

Instructions:

1.      Coat large Dutch oven or stock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 

2.      Add broth, spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas and black beans; bring to boiling. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. 

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 150, Fat 2g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 418mg, Carbohydrates 23g, Fiber 7g,  Protein 10g

Optional: Brown 2 cups sliced smoked turkey sausage with onions and mushrooms.

Serve with:  Whole Grain Baguette and Fat Free Milk