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Vegetable Cod Soup

Cod is a white fish that’s low in fat and high in vitamins A and D and omega-3 fatty acids. While best known as the main ingredient in classic fish and chips, the mild-tasting fish is easy to cook and offers a lighter side that makes it a prime candidate for a variety of healthy dishes, including the soup featured here.

Dishes featuring cod have always been Lenten favorites in our family, and this year a good friend with fond memories of her own sent a recipe for Vegetable Cod Soup. It was so good and sounded so healthy that once I tested it, it seemed only right to add it to this year’s Lenten recipes. It is a bit labor intensive, as all of the vegetables are chopped. But the end result is more than worth it. It is possible to save time by using one of the really good vegetable broths readily available in the supermarket.