1 tsp. McCormick dried thyme

1/8 tsp. McCormick ground pepper

2 cups Meijer Naturals vegetable stock

1 (14.5 ounce) can Meijer crushed tomatoes (do not drain)

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 cup reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained


 1. Add olive oil to a large stock pot and heat over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme and pepper; cook about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are just tender.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, spinach, black beans and chickpeas; bring to boiling. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. 

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 150, Fat 2g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 418mg, Carbohydrates 23g, Fiber 7g,  Protein 10g

Optional: Brown 2 cups sliced smoked turkey sausage with onions and mushrooms.

Serve with:  Dole Salad