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Healthy Okra Soup Recipe



Servings: 10, Serving Size: 1 1/3 cup  |  Prep Time: 20 minutes


2 cups diced, cooked lean ham

3 qt water

2 medium onions, chopped

2 lb fresh okra, trimmed

1 large chapped bell pepper

2 28-oz cans whole tomatoes

1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels

2 bay leaves

1 cup fresh of frozen lima beans

Fresh ground pepper to taste


Nutrition Facts



1 1/2 Starch

1 Very Lean Meat


Calories 159   

    Calories from Fat 18

Total Fat 2g

    Saturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 16mg

Sodium 659mg

Carbohydrate 24g

    Dietary Fiber 6g

    Sugar 9g

Protein 13g

Cooking Methods

  1. Add all ingredients to a large stockpot and bring to a simmer. Continue to cook for 1-2 hours.
  2. Serve hot.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

This hearty diabetic soup is a signature dish in the South. There are many variations using different kinds of meat. You can still make a good soup even if you omit the ham, try soy patties instead. The ham makes this soup relatively high in sodium.



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