Soup is such a great way to stretch a buck and is extremely versatile.  You can throw just about anything into a pot with some broth and call it a day.  I often make a big pot of soup early in the week or on the weekend to eat for lunches on the days I don’t have leftovers.

This kale and white bean soup is so simple, very inexpensive, and comes together very quickly.  The best part about it is that I almost always have the ingredients on hand.  Canned or dried beans, broth, carrots, onions, greens, and simple seasonings are all that’s required in this simple soup.  I just love this hearty soup.  It’s a bowl full of health!

If you use your own broth, you can knock off several dollars off the price, since broth can be made at home for pennies.  It also tastes so much better for you than store bought and possesses a variety of health benefits. 

You could add sausage, bacon, chicken, or other protein to this soup if you wanted, but I didn’t since I was working with a tight budget and the beans already have protein. I hope you enjoy this simple soup.

Kale and white bean soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
216 calories
35 g
3 g
4 g
12 g
2 g
443 g
1506 g
4 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
443g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 1506mg
63%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 9g
34%
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
154%
Vitamin C
37%
Calcium
10%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 T choice of fat- butter, coconut oil, animal fat, etc.
  2. 1 c onion diced
  3. 4-5 carrots sliced
  4. 3 cups cooked white beans
  5. large bunch of kale(stems removed and chopped)
  6. 1 bay leaf
  7. 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  8. 6 cups broth
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrots and saute until onions are soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, stir.
  4. Bring to a boil and then turn back heat and let simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Notes
  1. If you are using dried beans, you need to cook them ahead of time. You can simmer them on the stovetop according to package directions or cook them in the slow cooker for about 5 hours on high.
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calories
216
fat
4g
protein
12g
carbs
35g
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