Wellness Wednesday: Kale and Bean Soup

Wellness Wednesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — KGET is teaming up with Adventist Health and Edible Schoolyard Kern County every Wednesday on 17 News at Sunrise to bring you healthy recipes that will get your family eating around the table again.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 Cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Cups cooked beans (white, navy, pinto, kidney, black), drained
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 leaves kale, torn


  1. In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable stock, thyme, beans, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid, bring to a boil. Let cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add kale leaves and cook for 2 minutes or until leaves wilt.

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