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We love vegetables and as an active family it’s important to us that we are eating plenty of vegetables with our meals. V8 is one of those things I know I can count on for a filling snack or a great accompany to my favorite whole wheat sandwich for lunch.
Part of living a healthy lifestyle is making sure that not only I get everything I need but that my family does too. Healthy snacks and even vegetable juice is a great way to refuel during the day. Especially for my children because they have a lot of after school activities. It’s important to me that they have healthy snacks and meals.
V8 wants to inspire families like ours to celebrate the vegetable and each week this month there’s another fun challenge to complete. You can even win prizes along the way! This week the challenge is to find some bounty at your local farmers or fresh produce market and snap a photo. Don’t forget to tag the photo with #V8VegOut.
To celebrate and to add even more vegetables to our favorite foods we wanted to share a savory fall soup recipe. This Tortellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe will be a new favorite for your entire family!
Tortellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped asparagus
- 1 cup chopped okra
- 1 chopped shallot
- 5 cups V8 Vegetable Juice
- 1 cup water
- 2 TSP ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 cups tortellini
You will want to start by first preparing your vegetables. I also chopped the grape tomatoes in half.
I wanted to just saute the vegetables quickly before adding them to the soup. They become more flavorful and create a great base for the soup.
Add fresh basil and season and allow the asparagus to become slightly softened then add it to your soup pot.
I used the V8 as the vegetable soup base and it’s really flavorful and a great way to sneak in extra vegetables. Allow the soup to simmer on a low heat for an hour.
You will want to add the tortellini a half an hour before serving. Enough time for it to soak in all the vegetable flavor.
This soup is easily one of our new favorite fall meals. It’s packed full of flavor with the basil and there’s plenty of our favorite vegetables. We serve it with a warm crunchy french bread and our whole family enjoyed it.
Don’t forget to #V8VegOut and complete the first challenge with me!