This warming winter soup is chock full of beans, which are a lean and nutritionally packed alternative to meat. Beans are full of nutrients and fiber, which keeps us fuller longer, and boast a low glycemic index and thus do not trigger an unhealthy inflammatory response. One serving of this soup offers 25 percent of your recommended daily fiber intake as well as one vegetable serving.
This soup could easily be served as a complete meal for a light lunch, or with a side salad of dark leafy greens and a whole grain roll for dinner. It can easily be made ahead of time and then reheated to serve when convenient.
Recipe from The Diabetes Cookbook by Barbara Scott Goodman