Isn’t this soup pretty? I love all of the colors of red, orange, green, yellow, black and white. If color is an indication of a healthy recipe, this soup is a winner. This healthy eating challenge for me has been pretty difficult I have to admit. I tend to have a battle in my mind every night when I am deciding what to make for dinner. Everything creamy, cheesy and fattening tends to be what always sounds the best. Tonight I had to talk myself into creating something healthy and I was actually surprised when I loved this soup–without any cream and fat. I had several vegetables needing to be used up and the combination ended up being a perfect compliment to each other. The sweetness of the corn, the tender zucchini, creaminess of the avocado, brightness from the lime, the variety of beans and texture. The whole thing was deliciously healthy! If you need a low calorie, low fat meal this soup will give you that without missing any of the flavor you are craving!
Healthy Triple Bean Tortilla Soup
Ingredients
  1. 2 zucchinis, cut into quarters and sliced
  2. 1 red bell pepper, diced small
  3. 1 orange bell pepper, diced small
  4. 1/2 onion, diced
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 jalapeno, diced small
  7. 2 Tbls. butter
  8. 2 cups frozen corn
  9. 10 cups chicken broth
  10. 1 tsp. black pepper
  11. 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  12. 1 Tbls. cumin powder
  13. 1 Tbls. chili powder
  14. 1-2 tsp. salt
  15. Juice of 1 lime
  16. 3 cooked and cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts
  17. 2 cans black beans, drained
  18. 2 cans white beans, drained
  19. 1 can pinto beans, drained
Garnish
  1. 1/4 cup cilantro
  2. 16 oz. sour cream
  3. 2-3 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  4. Tortilla chips
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Instructions
  1. Cut all of the vegetables into small pieces and saute in a large soup pot with the butter. Saute until the vegetables are tender. Then add the frozen corn, chicken broth, seasonings, lime juice, cooked chicken breasts, and canned beans (drained).
  2. Bring the soup to a simmer and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the soup is warmed through. Garnish the soup with the cilantro, sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips.
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