The different vegetables used in this recipe bring in different colors, antioxidants and health benefits. The large amount of vegetables in this recipe adds vitamins, fiber, color and texture to the noodle.
Adding fruit to soup enhances the flavor and nutritional value. Studies have shown that people with low intakes of fruits and vegetables experience twice the risk of cancer compared to those with high intakes.
This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net.