This convenient recipe makes getting two meals on the table a snap.
Heat oil in a soup kettle over medium-high flame. Add onions, and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add carrots, celery, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, bean and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until vegetables are just tender, about 15 minutes. Add spinach and peas; continue to simmer until spinach wilts, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls, adding a spoonful of pesto to each serving of soup.
For lunch, pack soup in separate leakproof containers. Warm soup in microwave and top with pesto.
Per Serving: 214 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 31.2g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 5.4mg; sodium 585.5mg.