Creamy-Ginger-Carrot-SoupServes: Makes 6 servings
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

This tasty soup can be a great appetizer or the perfect meal to warm you up on a cold day. Either way, it’s delicious and nutritious!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut oil
1 lb (16 oz) baby carrots
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 large white or yellow onion, sliced
4½ cups (1 L) water
2 cups (500 mL) fat-free milk
1 lb (16oz)  baking potatoes, peeled and sliced (about 2 large potatoes)
⅓ cup (75 mL) creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) minced fresh ginger (or 2 tsp (10 mL) ground ginger)
1½ tsp (7 mL) salt
1½ tsp (7 mL) pepper

Directions:

Place a stockpot over low heat; add the oil, carrots, celery, and onion; cover. Stir occasionally for 8 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.

Add the water, milk, potatoes, peanut butter, ginger, salt and pepper.

Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat. Simmer, uncovered, until the veggies are tender, about 25 minutes.

In a blender, puree the soup in batches. Return the pureed soup to the clean stockpot. Adjust the seasonings. Heat though over low heat.

Nutritional Information:

PER SERVING:
Calories: 232
Proteins: 9 g
Total Fat: 10 g fat (2 g saturated; 5 g monounsaturated)
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sodium 732 mg
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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
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