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Vegetable Soup

vegetable soup


This is one of my favorite recipes as it is very easy to make, it is filling and acid reflux friendly. I recommend to use this as a starting point and once you get used to it there are no limits to what you can do with it. I usually just find the random vegetables (reflux friendly) which sit around in the refrigerator and throw them in the pot, then I will add the chicken broth and maybe some additional boulion and water if it is not enough.


One spice which I like to use as well is red cayanne pepper. Although we shouldn't eat spicy food, this is the one exception as along with cilantro it is great for the digestive system. Try a small amount first in a cup of the soup, after its cooked, so that you see how your body reacts and in case it doesn't agree with you... the rest of the soup is still fine to eat.

Vegetable Soup

10 cups fat-free chicken broth, low sodium

4 red potatoes, cut into 1-inch squares

1 onion, quartered (optional – depends on your tolerance)

1 cup carrots, sliced

2 cups zucchini, sliced

3 cups celery, sliced

1 clove garlic (optional – depends on your tolerance)

1/4 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped

Step 1

In a large stockpot, combine the celery, carrots, onions, potatoes and chicken broth. I do not peel the potatoes as all of the nutritional value is right under the skin, but you can choose to do so. Bring all the ingredients to a boil, reduce the heat to a medium-high, and simmer until the potatoes become tender, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Add the cilantro, parsley, garlic and zucchini. Turn down the heat to a medium-low and cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender. Season to taste and serve.


Set the timer on the stove for 20 minutes during step 1 as it will take you about 10 minutes to slice and dice the ingredients needed for step 2.

To get your intake of protein, throw in frozen chicken breasts in a pan filled with water alongside the soup and cook for 30 minutes. Dump the water out, and cut the chicken (when cooled) and add to the soup. You will now have a meal with vegetables, carbs (potatoes) and protein.