ItalianOptavia Recipes



  • 1 Lean
  • 3 Green 
  • 3 Condiment

Need a healthy and balanced recipe to heat up the family members during those chilly winter times? Try this Minestrone Soup recipe! It is absolutely worth the delay!

Do you like to eat Italian food at practically every meal? Complete this lean and green Minestrone Soup recipe to give you as well as your family members an Italian meal that is on plan and second to none!

  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Cooking Time
    60 MINUTES
  • Prep Time
    15 MINUTES



  • 11/4 lbs Skinless ChickenThigh
  • 4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1 cup Celery sliced
  • 2 cup Green Cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup Yellow Squash diced
  • 1 cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 tsp Low-fat Parmesan Cheese



  1. Combine the chicken and stock in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat and also simmer gently for about 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked. Remember: Separate the chicken thighs from the broth and keep them aside to cool.
  2. Add the vegetables to the simmering broth and continue to simmer carefully for 10 mins.
  3. Once the chicken has cooled enough, shred it right into bite-size items.
  4. Include the chicken back in the pot. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, as well as pepper. Serve the soup in bowls with 1 teaspoon of parmesan cheese per offering.

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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