Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lighten Up Blog Hop - April 2011

Hi everyone! Happy hopping day - we're having a healthy recipe blog hop organized by Beverly at BEglorious. If you've come from Ginger's blog, welcome! If you're starting here, you've got a treat waiting for you...5 yummy, healthy recipes to try. Just follow the links to see them all.

Here's one of my very favorite recipes from my stained and dog-eared copy of 'Cooking Light - 5 Ingredient, 15 minute Cookbook'.

Sausage and Black Bean Soup

Cooking spray
6 oz turkey kielbasa sausage, sliced
1 cup diced green, sweet red, or yellow pepper
1 (14.5 oz) can fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup picante sauce or salsa
Chopped cilantro (optional)

Coat a medium saucepan with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage, and saute 1 minute or until sausage begins to brown. Add pepper; saute 1 minute.
Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; add beans and picante sauce, and simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Top with cilantro, if desired.
Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings

Per serving: Calories 172 (23% from fat)    Fat 4.4g (sat 2.0g)   Protein 12.2g   Carbohydrate 20.5g   Fiber 3.1g   Cholesterol 23mg   Sodium 718mg  

I hope you enjoy making this lovely meal! Now back to Beverly at BEglorious. Happy cooking!

April Menu    Individual Salsa Meatloaves (Beverly)  Herby Pork (Donna)   Baked Chicken and Rice (Melissa)  Mexican Lasagna (Ginger) Sausage and Black Bean Soup (Rachel)

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Beverly said...

Rachel, This is definitely going to be a winner at our house. We love every one of the ingedients...except the cilantro and you have it as optional :)

Amy said...

Rachel, this looks like a lovely dish and just perfect as we are heading into winter here in Australia, I cook a lot of soup and it is always nice to try something new :-)

Alison said...

I make a lot of soup in winter and like to have someting different to try..TFS!

Jo.C said...

Lovely recipe, TFS
Have a great weekend :0)

Melissa said...

Rachel, this sounds wonderful. I'll definitely be trying it out! I like the idea of the salsa in it, never tried that in a soup before and it sounds delicious.

Angelfish said...

I love beany soups and this one looks really tasty:) I'm not sure we have the turkey sausage here in the UK, but I'm sure I could find a substitute.

Ade said...

This looks so yummy. i love using beans in my recipes.

Tracy said...

This looks yummy and very different to what I normally cook!

Jane said...

another yummy recipe to try, thanks.

Ginger said...

Hi Rachel! Just catching up on some blog reading and wanted to let you know that this recipe looks very tasty!! I will be printing this one off for sure :) Happy Mother's Day :)