Recite your ABC's while you enjoy this kid-friendly soup that you can feel good about serving—it's packed with healthy vegetables. If you can't find alphabet noodles, any small pasta (like orzo) will work.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green beans ( ½-inch pieces)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or "no-chicken" broth
1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
4 ounces alphabet-shaped pasta or other fun shape
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrot, onion, green beans and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to soften, 2 to 4 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and vegetables are tender; 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with 1½ teaspoons Parmesan.
277 calories;10 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 37 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 73 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,872 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 107 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 555 mg sodium; 680 mg potassium
Vitamin A (117% daily value), Vitamin C (35% dv)