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Broccoli provides a hefty boost of vitamin C. Enjoy this comforting, yet healthy, meal.
Place vegetables and broth in saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until vegetables are tender (about eight minutes). Mix milk, cornstarch, salt, pepper and thyme; add to cooked vegetables. Cook, stirring constantly, until soup is lightly thickened and mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Serving size: 1/4 recipe. 140 calories, 25 calories from fat, 3 grams fat, 10 milligrams cholesterol, 270 milligrams sodium, 20 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams protein, 35% vitamin A, 140% vitamin C, 30% calcium, 8% iron.
Fruit: 0; vegetables: 2; meat: 0; milk: 0; fat: 0; carbs: 2; other: 0.
Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange system. Exchanges are rounded up or down equal to whole numbers.
Recipe courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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