Minestrone Soup Plus Two

I remembered recently that there are two things I did when first started Weight Watchers that I haven’t been doing much lately: One was adding spinach to everything (omelets, sandwiches, salads of spinach, etc–I went gaga for spinach because it’s light on calories and nutrient-dense), and the other was making soup the central focus of a meal. This recipe combines those two things.

  • 1 serving minestrone soup (I went with a serving of Alessi Pasta Fazool Neapolitan Bean Soup from the supermarket–a dry mix to which you add water and olive oil and cook. A serving of heat-and-eat minestrone from a can is another option.)
  • 1 Italian turkey sausage, cooked and sliced (I used sweet sausage, but by all means, go with hot sausage if that’s what you have!)
  • 1-2 cups of raw spinach

Add the soup and sausage to a bowl; heat through.

Add the spinach. If your soup is piping hot, you should be good to just stir until the spinach wilts. Or, you can heat the soup some more, with the spinach added, or wilt the spinach separately in a microwaveable container, and then add it to the soup.

There you go! I made the soup and sausage in advance, so for my meal, I’m just combining the components of the soup. You can round this meal out with a light bread and/or a salad. You can also spruce up your soup some more with 1 T of Parmesan (grated or my favorite, shredded) and 1 tsp of olive oil.

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