Heart-Healthy Recipe: Meal in a Bowl Soup


Serves 4


1 lb.Ground Chicken
1/2 cupBreadcrumbs
1/4 cupParmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 tbsp.Fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp.Oregano, dried
1 tsp.Thyme, dried
1/2 tsp.Salt
3-1 litre boxesLow-sodium chicken broth
2-28 fl. oz. cansTomatoes, diced, with juice from cans
8Carrots, diced
5Potatoes, peeled, diced
2Onions, chopped
4 clovesGarlic, chopped
1 tsp.Oregano, dried
2 tsp.Thyme, dried
4 tsp.Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in the list very well.
  2. With moistened hands, form 1″ diameter meatballs (chicken).
  3. In a large soup pot/Dutch oven, bring the broth to a boil.
  4. Drop meatballs into the broth and cook at medium high for 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, their juice, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, oregano and thyme.
  6. Lower heat to medium
  7. Simmer, uncovered, breaking up the tomatoes with the back of a spoon.  Simmer for about 45 minutes until meatballs are cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  8. Season to taste with pepper and try not to use any salt.
  9. Serve in a deep soup bowl (helps keep it nice and hot) and just before serving, sprinkle a teaspoon of the grated cheese on top of each bowl.

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