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Italian Wedding Soup

A light version of Italian Wedding soup, without pasta.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a pot of boiling water, blanch spinach for a minute, drain and run cold water over it immediately. When cooled, squeeze out excess water.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the ground lean beef, 1 egg, breadcrumbs, basil, parsley and parmesan cheese. Mix thoroughly, then form into bite-size balls.
  4. Drop meatballs into the broth - when they float, they're cooked. Remove the meatballs from the pot with a slotted spoon.
  5. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl and pour slowly into broth, stirring constantly with a fork.
  6. When egg is cooked, return spinach and meatballs to the pot for another minute before serving.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 341 calories in 1 serving of Italian Wedding Soup.
Calorie break-down: 47% fat, 23% carbs, 30% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 157
Calories 341
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 17.45g 27%
  Saturated Fat 6.868g 34%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.846g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.9g  
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 690mg 29%
Potassium 577mg  
Total Carbohydrate 19.16g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
  Sugars 4.88g  
Protein 25.59g  
 
Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 24% Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
17%
of RDI*
(341 calories)
17% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (23%)
 
Fat (47%)
 
Protein (30%)
Carbohydrates, 19.16g (23%) Fat, 17.45g (47%) Protein, 25.59g (30%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories