Vegetable soup with pasta

Vegetable soup with pasta

4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
15 oz. or 1 can of chopped peeled tomatoes
15 oz. or 1 can tomato sauce
1 cup dried lentils
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon dried basil
Dash of pepper
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup of any pasta of your choice
Vegetable soup with pasta:  In a large cooking pot, combine all ingredients except the pasta.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 min or until lentils are nearly tender.
Add the pasta and further simmer until pasta has cooked for about 15 min.
This is a wholesome and filling soup recipe:
Serve with bread or bread rolls
Calories in pasta
There are 220 calories in 1 cup of cooked pasta. Calorie breakdown: 5% fat, 80% carbs, 15% protein.

Estimated Average Requirements – Daily Calorie Intake.
First of all: How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly, depending on and due to your lifestyle and other factors. Therefore, factors that affect your personal daily calorie needs include your age. Hence, also your height and weight. In addition, your basic level of daily activity and your body composition.
Finally : Estimated average requirements are:
A daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women, and 2550 for men are needed

A whole wheat pasta taste test
When TV chefs praise the taste of whole-grain pasta, you know it must be good.
The best new types are nutty and firm, not gluey like older ones.
Dress them with spicy tomato sauce or hearty spinach-and-walnut pesto.
Some “super” pastas have extras like flaxseed or legume powder, which can ruin the taste.
Look for durum, spelt, or farro wheat pasta.
What makes whole grains so good?
A whole grain is a plant seed with three layers.
When it is refined, the outside and the inside are stripped away, along with most of the nutrients and fiber.
The starchy middle remains, and you get white rice or white flour.  Also lighter breads, pastries, and pastas.
Enriching , adds back some nutrients,  but you get more overall nutrition when you eat the grain “whole.”

Vegetable soup with pasta

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