Racing Weight Cookbook: Garden Minestrone with Kale

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this soup is a hearty, warming meal, packed with nutrition.

Garden Minestrone with Kale is a Level 1 Racing Weight recipe, which means it will be easy to prepare, even for athletes who don’t cook.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes Garden Minestrone with Kale

Serves 2 in 50 minutes
Recipe profile: High Carb, Vegetarian

4 cups vegetable broth
1 14½-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 large carrot, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
½ sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups baby kale, loosely packed
1 handful fresh basil, shredded (optional)
salt and black pepper

1 Combine all ingredients except kale, salt, and pepper in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.

2 Add kale and cook for 10 more minutes. Season with fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste.

Per serving: 282 calories, 5 g fat, 55 g total carbohydrate, 17 g dietary fiber, 16 g protein

DQS COUNT (per serving) VEGETABLES 2½ (1 legumes)

Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing the latest research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.

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