Soup makes an easy lunch or dinner. Leftovers can be frozen for another day.
- Vegetables: Softer vegetables like spinach or zucchini will cook faster. Add during the last 5-7 minutes of cooking time.
- Whole Grains: Cook grains according to package instructions ahead of time. Refrigerate and add to soups you make that week.
- Seasonings: In addition to salt and pepper, try adding herbs and spices such as dried thyme, parsley, or ground cumin. Or, kick up the flavor by adding some minced garlic, hot peppers, ginger, or citrus zest. When using fresh herbs, add them at the end of cooking to keep the flavor fresh.