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Italian Vegetable Soup

It doesn’t have to be winter to enjoy a hot bowl of soup. This low protein recipe is an example of a creative and delicious way to prepare vegetables. This one is soon to be a family favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, diced
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) leek (bulb and light green portion of stalk only), thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium (61 g) carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 large stalk (64 g) celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 4 cups (32 fl. oz.) vegetable broth*
  • 1/3 cup (56 g) Loprofin Spaghetti broken into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method:

  1. In a stock pot, or other heavy-bottomed pot, sauté the garlic and leeks in the oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the carrot, celery, tomato puree and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add the broken up Loprofin spaghetti and stir well. Cook the soup at a low simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

*Swanson® vegetable broth was used in the calculation of the nutritional information. Phenylalanine and protein content were obtained through HowMuchPhe.org; leucine content not available. Swanson® and CSC Brand LP are not affiliated with Nutricia North America and have not endorsed the proposed use of their products in this recipe. Specific brand names are referenced to ensure consistent nutritional composition necessary to maintain a metabolic low-protein diet.

Nutritional Information Per Recipe Per Serving
Calories 467 117
Protein* 4.6 g 1.2 g
Phenylalanine* 144 mg 36 mg
Leucine* 182 mg 46 mg
Tyrosine* 66 mg 17 mg

*Swanson® vegetable broth was used in the calculation of the nutritional information. Phenylalanine and protein content were obtained through HowMuchPhe.org; leucine content not available. Swanson® and CSC Brand LP are not affiliated with Nutricia North America and have not endorsed the proposed use of their products in this recipe. Specific brand names are referenced to ensure consistent nutritional composition necessary to maintain a metabolic low-protein diet.