8 Minute Meals: healthy spinach & tomato tortellini soup

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Registered Ditetitian-Nutritionist Jamie Lee McIntyre makes a healthy and savory soup for an 8 Minute Meal.

Spinach and tomato tortellini soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 Tbsp garlic powder

1/2 large white onion, diced

4 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 cup water

One 15 oz canned chick peas, drained and rinsed

One 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juice

One 9 oz package refrigerated cheese tortellini

1/2 Tbsp Dried Italian Seasoning herb blend (oregano, basil, parsley, marjoram, rosemary)

1 bay leaf

3 cups fresh baby spinach

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Tbsp shredded Parmesan

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions translucent (about 2-3 minutes).

2. Pour then stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tortellini, chick peas, herbs, bay leaf and 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tortellini is cooked through (about 5-6 minutes). Stir in spinach until it wilts (about 2 minutes).

4. Top with Parmesan and serve immediately.

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