Healthy Vegetable Bean Soup

Beans beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat them, the more you…well you know. 😂 At any rate, though overdoing it with beans may cause an extra bit of flatulence (this is due to the oligosaccharide in the beans, where oligosaccharide is a type of sugar the human body may struggle to digest fully), their general nutritional benefits cannot be ignored! Some of these include:

  • Packed with protein and fiber
  • Good source of folate and antioxidants
  • Great for heart health
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Good for helping to maintain blood glucose levels
  • Filling and satisfying
  • Can aid in preventing fatty liver disease

So, yes, there may be a little extra toots going on every so often with beans , but they also provide plenty of nutrients and healthful benefits…and they. are. so. yummy…especially in this soup!



  • 1 can (organic and BPA free) canellini beans
  • 1 can (organic and BPA free) kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots or 8 baby carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 7 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • handful of fresh oregano, chopped
  • handful of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 small tomatoes, chopped (I used 4 plum tomatoes and 4 vine tomatoes)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • handful of chopped baby spinach leaves


1.) Chop all your vegetables and fresh herbs. Set aside.

2.) Rinse and drain the beans, and chop your tomatoes.  Set aside.

3.) In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic powder, salt.  Cook till veggies are slightly tender – about 5 minutes.

4.) Add the beans, tomatoes, and water.  Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium/high and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

5.) Add the spinach and zucchini.  Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.

6.) Add additional sea salt and pepper to taste, allow to cool a bit then serve.

Enjoy! 🙂

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