7 Weight Watchers Points Plus
So my last post I had told you all I kinda had a lot of things going on, things have significantly slowed down, so that’s good. And I have some very exciting news. Most of my close friends know at this point, we are expecting our second child!! It was a rough past few months as I was not feeling very well and hardly cooked at all. I apologize for the lack of posts. I have started cooking again so I will definitely try to keep up with the posts.
The weather has been frigid here in New Jersey, and we are sitting in about 10 inches of snow, so I will give you a nice warming recipe; one of my favorite soups, Pasta Fagiole. It is also one of the few soups my husband will eat. It freezes well so you can put it in individual containers and keep for quick lunches and/or dinners. Also, You could just make a big pot and keep it in the fridge; this soups flavor just improves over time. Pasta Fagiole is VERY filling; it’s loaded with fiber and protein to keep you full for a long time.
OPTIONAL Instead of the Thyme and Bay Leaves, you can add in 2 TBS of pesto. Which is another DELICIOUS way to make this soup
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 3 oz. Pancetta, diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 Onion, finely diced
- 1 Celery rib, finely diced
- 1 Carrot, finely diced
- 2 – 15oz cans Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 – 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 – 32oz box Chicken Broth
- ¾ tsp. Thyme
- 2 dried Bay Leaves
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 ½ Cup Dry Ditalini
- 6 TBS Parmesan cheese
Heat Olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, add pancetta. Cook until browned
Add the onion, celery and carrot. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
Add the garlic, thyme and bay leaves. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add the Crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Cannellini Beans. Bring to a boil
Add the Pasta and cook for 6-7 minutes until pasta is cooked.
Remove bay leaves, season with salt and pepper. Serve each bowl with one Tablespoon of parmesan cheese
7 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving
269 Calories; 7.3g Fat; 2.5g Sat. Fat; 14mg Cholesterol; 37.8g Carbohydrates; 11.2g Fiber; 10.2g Sugar; 16.6g Protein
** Nutritional information calculated through weight watchers online recipe builder and calorie-count.com. Some data may not be accurate.
** I am not a nutritionist and am not affiliated with Weight Watchers. Please consult a doctor before starting any new nutritional program or diet