Ham and Bean Soup
This hearty ham and bean soup recipe gets great flavor from a smoked ham hock, fresh vegetables, and fresh herbs. Starting with a package of dried bean soup mix instead of using canned beans helps keep the sodium in check. Soak the beans and chop the vegetables the night before to shave prep time. Just measure one-quarter cupfuls of seven varieties of dried beans to use in place of the 12-ounce variety mix. A serving contributes more than one-third of your daily fiber needs.
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