6 Secrets to Speedy Soups (Page 2)

Well-Stocked Kitchen

Secret #1: Have A Well-Stocked Kitchen

Keeping your pantry stocked with soup-ready ingredients is the best way to ensure a flavorful healthy soup can make it onto the table. This list of kitchen staples is a starting point for some basic soup ingredients that, when kept on hand, will help you pull dinner together in a flash.

In the Refrigerator:
Dark greens
Fresh herbs
Parmesan cheese
Pepperoni or bacon
Fresh veggies, such as peppers, carrots, celery, zucchini

In the Freezer:
Lean meats, such as boneless, skinless chicken breast, wild-caught salmon, lean ground beef
Soup or stew vegetable mixes
Whole-wheat ravioli or tortellini

Dry Goods:
Cooking oils
Low-sodium broths, vegetable juice, tomato juice
Canned beans, tomatoes, chiles
Whole-wheat pasta
Dried herbs and spices

Next: Secret #2. Use Good-Quality Canned Broth »

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