Hearty Mixed Vegetable Soup

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes
2 servings

Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 124 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 642mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Ingredients
1/2 small carrot, grated
1/2 celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 teaspoon sugar
Dash pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions
1. In a small saucepan, saute the carrot, celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Set aside 2 tablespoons broth. Add the tomatoes, sugar, pepper and remaining broth to vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Combine cornstarch and reserved broth until smooth; gradually add to the soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.

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