Simple & Healthy Recipes: Meatball Soup

Let’s be honest: I’m not a cook. I don’t own a real cookbook (but really, who needs to when you’ve got Pinterest?!) and I don’t spend my free time experimenting in the kitchen. I like to keep my time in the kitchen short and to the point. 

I do, however, love to eat good food. We try to steer clear of meals that come in boxes, that only require a bit of heating up. So in order to avoid that, I’ve started to collect recipes that are simple to make, and not too labor intensive. Meals that can be thrown together in a crock pot to cook for the day or just require a bit of organizing in an hour before dinner. Our list is still pretty short, but we are slowly adding some great meals that we enjoy eating, and that allow us to spend less time in the kitchen, so that we can enjoy other things, too. 

Here is one of our favorite recipes for meatball soup. It’s super easy, healthy, and delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 package of meatballs
2 cans of chicken broth
6 cups of water
2 peeled carrots
1 small can of tomato paste
1 can of white kidney beans
1 can of garbonzo beans
1 can of pinto beans
1 box of Minute Rice, whole grain brown rice 
a bit of salt, pepper and garlic 

Start by cooking the meatballs according to the instructions on the package. Then take the carrots and slice them into thin slices. Once they're cooked, grab a large pot and begin adding in all of the ingredients, minus the rice, in no particular order. Let the soup come to a boil, and then let it simmer for about 20 minutes. 

Once you’ve got the soup simmering, start to cook the rice. Once it’s finished cooking, add it into the mixture and let it finish it’s simmering. 

Enjoy with some hot rolls (here’s another delicious and simple recipe!) and good company, like any good Italian would do. 

P.S. This meal is especially easy to make when you have adorable little helpers like this one here ;)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.


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