Boca Sausage, Barley and Bean Soup

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Sit down to a hearty bowl of low fat, cholesterol free bean soup. It's made with Great Northern beans, a good source of dietary fiber, and tomatoes that add a rich source of vitamin C. This recipe is from Kraft

  • From "Healthy Recipes For Diabetic Friends Y-Group"[1]
  • Source: Brand-Name Diabetic Meals in Minutes, a cookbook published by the American Diabetes Association
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes | Total time: 30 min
  • Number of Servings: 6



  1. Cut sausage into ¼-inch-thick slices (tip: slice sausage while still partially frozen. Remove sausage from freezer about 10 minutes before slicing or thaw slightly in microwave before slicing).
  2. Place sausage and all remaining ingredients except hot pepper sauce in dutch oven or large saucepan.
  3. Bring to boil; cover.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Season to taste with hot pepper sauce.


  1. "Healthy Recipes For Diabetic Friends Y-Group"
  2. Substitute cannellini beans for Great Northern beans.

Nutritional information

Per 1 cup serving:

  • 230 Calories | 4g Total Fat | 0g Saturated Fat | 0mg Cholesterol | 650mg Sodium | 32g Total Carbs | 7g Dietary Fiber | 7g Sugars | 16g Protein
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch | 1 vegetable | 1 meat