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Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars

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These Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars are a high-protein recipe idea for the busy work week – 30 minutes of meal prep on a Sunday will leave you with delicious lunches all week!

Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars This post is sponsored by Chickapea Pasta. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love – they help keep my blog up and running!

Oh hey there – I’m back at you again with some more delicious lunch jar ideas! I swear they serve a better function than you may be thinking; mason jars aren’t just for pretty pictures on Pinterest! Pretty much every single thing I eat these days really needs to serve a purpose in my busy life.

I want to make sure I’m eating super healthy food that’s jam-packed with veggies and lots of protein to keep me full throughout the day. I don’t know about you but lunch is such a crucial meal of the day for me. It sustains my energy and keeps me feeling satiated while I get everything on my to-do list done.

Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars

That said, having lunch prepared ahead of my work day is key, even though I work from home and could technically just make this midday meal as the time comes to eat. At the same time I don’t want to eat another soggy sandwich or salad that doesn’t keep fresh when prepped ahead of time. I want something that still tastes fresh, and ideally as we head into the colder months, a delicious hot meal!

What’s a busy girl to do? Make mason jar soup! It’s certainly not the first time I’ve done it, and it won’t be the last. But minestrone soup jars? These things are off the chain with flavour! And trust me, I’ve tested these out on a few people who all give the thumbs up and already can’t wait for me to post this recipe. Yes, I’m bragging, I know. But I honestly didn’t expect such flavour from what is otherwise an “Instant” soup mix.

Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars

Well, you should probably be aware that I’ve cheated on the “instant” thing, but only with fresh veggies that’ll last in the fridge all week long. First off, I should say I’m partnering with my fave gluten free pasta, Chickapea Pasta, for this delicious recipe and we’ve got a GREAT giveaway that’ll help you prep these Minestrone Soup Jars even faster on the weekend, and that’s where my favourite blender Vitamix  comes in.

Throw a bunch of mixed veggies in your Vitamix (I used celery, carrots and onions), then saute the veggies with a bit of tomato paste, garlic and salt. Add some Italian seasoning and you’ve got the base of your Minestrone Soup Jars. Top with kidney beans, gluten-free Chickapea Pasta shells (made with JUST chickpeas and lentils so the shells are super high in protein!), add a half bouillon cube + spinach and boom, you’ve got lunch for the week. When you’re ready to serve, fill ’em up with water, microwave on high for 6 minutes, and that’s all there is to it! Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars Now, for the SUPER exciting part. To help make your meal prep for the work week THAT MUCH EASIER, Chickapea, Vitamix and I are all teaming up to give you the chance to win a fabulous prize pack made up of Chickapea Pasta and your very own Vitamix blender!!! How amazing is that?! All you need you need to do to enter is the following:

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Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars

Will you be making these Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars? 

When meal prep is this easy and delicious, it’s hard to see how you couldn’t just set aside a half hour each weekend to dedicate to these! The fact that they are vegetarian and gluten free, and JAM PACKED with protein is just the bonus!

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Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars

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Mason Jar Minestrone Soup Yum
These Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars are a high-protein recipe idea for the busy work week - 30 minutes of meal prep on Sunday is all it takes!
Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Roughly chop up carrots, celery and onions. Place in Vitamix and pulse on level 2 for 5-10 seconds until veggies are finely chopped. Alternatively, chop vegetables into a small dice.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add veggies and sauté for 5-6 minutes until softened. Add tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt, cooking another 5-6 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  3. Divide veggies evenly among 4 large Mason jars. Top each with kidney beans, Chickapea pasta shells, half bouillon cube and spinach.
  4. Keep jars in fridge up to 5 days; when looking to serve, fill just to top of spinach and microwave for 5-6 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes before pouring into a large bowl. Pasta will continue to cook as you serve - enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Mason Jar Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 916mg 38%
Potassium 865mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 7g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 183%
Calcium 11%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Robyn
    September 28, 2017 at 12:38

    Love this gorgeous recipe, Tayor. Such a delicious, hearty meal! The convenience seals the deal. Sharing!

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    Jenn peas and crayons
    September 28, 2017 at 12:58

    swooooooooon!!!!! Look at those colors! I am all about this savory soup in a jar! Such a scrumptious idea for a grab and go soup that’s healthy and delicious!

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    Gena
    September 28, 2017 at 13:08

    Can’t wait to try this recipe, Taylor! Perfect for fall lunches.

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    eat good 4 life
    September 28, 2017 at 14:06

    This is just perfect. Gluten free, healthy and easy to make. Love it!

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    marcie
    September 28, 2017 at 17:35

    You’re just brilliant to come up with this! This is such a veggie-packed wholesome lunch and I can’t wait to try it!

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    nocrumbsleft
    September 28, 2017 at 21:06

    Grab and Go! What a great idea! Can’t wait to try it myself!

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    Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    September 30, 2017 at 00:58

    One, I of course love that it is vegetarian!! It ticks every box for me!

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    October 3, 2017 at 03:04

    How did I not leave a comment when I first saw these beautiful jars?! Such an incredible idea. I absolutely love soup at work– all year long, because I find the AC way too high even during the hot months! I bought jars last weekend just for this recipe, Taylor!

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    nicole burd
    October 3, 2017 at 14:22

    Oldie but a goodie if you are a foodie.

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