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Nothing like some black bean soup…

To warm you up on a cool day like today. My kids love this stuff! It’s a great snack, side, meal, or it even makes for a really good school lunch if you have a thermos.

And this, by far, is the easiest thing I make. Here’s how you do it. You’ll need:

  • 3 cans organic black beans (Make sure it’s just black beans and water, and maybe salt. No sugar! Also your cans should total about 45 oz in all.)
  • 1/2 jar 15 oz. organic mild (for the kids) salsa 
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth (I like to use Pacific free range chicken broth individual packs. There are 4 in a pack (at Whole Foods) and perfect for when I just need a little.
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Optional: Sometimes I’ll cook some Wellshire turkey sausage and add that to the soup. It really adds great flavor!

Pour all in large pot (except for the bay leaf and greek yogurt), blend with hand blender until somewhat smooth. Cook on high until it starts to boil and then let cook on low/simmer for about 15 more minutes or until it thickens. Stir in the bay leaves. Scoop some up in a bowl, add greek yogurt, and enjoy!