Based on a recipe from The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker. I haven't made this yet but am planning on having it for dinner soon with some homemade biscuits. You can use either fresh or frozen broccoli and cauliflower; both work well.
This is somewhere between a chili and a minestrone... It is spicy, so I warn you to adjust the seasonings and/or the tomatoes and beans used accordingly if you don't want that! I did not put any pasta in this but you can if you wish at the end of cooking. This is good with homemade croutons and a sprinkling of cheese on top, or with a grilled cheese sandwich, or by itself.
Low calorie and filling vegetable soup which makes an easy dinner by itself or with grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe needs a large (5 quart or larger) slow cooker/crock pot. Recipe source: The Healthy Slow Cooker
Delicious, lowfat bean soup with a Mexican seasoning. This is my kids favorite! I always double the recipe and freeze in small containers so they can take out and microwave. Very low in fat and delicious! Quick and easy too!
This soup is easy to put together with basic food items that most of us have around. I found the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes, and I did some adjustments with the vegetables and herbs used. I was surprised at how good this very simple soup turned out.
This is medium-spicy, but like any chili recipe, you can modify this for your own taste by adjusting the amount of chipotle and chili powder used, and the type of canned tomatoes with peppers you use. I used Del Monte's Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalapenos, which I think is kickier than the typical tomatoes & green chilis. I brown ground beef on the side for my husband to put into his portion. I usually use cooked dried beans instead of canned.
This is an adaptation of a recipe originally published in "I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In the Kitchen with Your Favorite Bands". It's a delicious curried lentil and cauliflower soup that's filling and incredibly nutritious, and it keeps beautifully for days! You can even make it ahead and freeze it.
WARNING: IF YOU FOLLOW THIS RECIPE TO THE LETTER, IT IS EXTREMELY SPICY! PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!