Clean Crockpot Minestrone Soup

Cold weather calls for HOT soup! 
Throw this minestrone in a crockpot in the morning and have a warm delicious lunch/dinner ready in a few hours! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2-3 carrots, peels and diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh green beans
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 2 cups kale, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can dicd organic tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a crock pot, except kale and parmesan cheese. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours
  • When the soup is cooked, add kale
  • Plase lid back on slow cooker and allow kale to wilt (approx. 5-10 minutes) 
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve