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Healthy Recipe

Healthy Recipe

If you don't know what to serve for dinner tonight ...

This spicy vegetable soup is full of flavor, and easy to prepare, and is the perfect addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating. It's a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables into on meal and it actually gets better with time.

Zesty Mexican Soup

Zesty Mexican Soup

Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBS red chili powder
  • 3 cups + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 small to medium green bell pepper, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped collard greens
  • 1 15 oz can (BPA free) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups or 1 15 oz can (BPA free) black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn
  • 1 4 oz can (BPA free) diced green chili
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, and green peppers in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add red chili powder and mix in well. Add broth and tomatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes and add beans, corn, green chili, oregano, and cumin.
  3. Bring to a boil on high heat. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes longer. (Simmering uncovered enhances the flavor.)
  4. Add zucchini and collard greens and cook for 5 more minutes. Add chopped cilantro, pumpkin seeds, salt, and pepper.

Serves 6

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat

Dr. Hesselberg

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