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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Effingham County
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Clay County
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Fayette County
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Jasper County
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Recipe of the Month

Tomato Cilantro Soup


8 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste, unsalted
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, lower sodium
1 tablespoon cilantro, dried 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


1. Add broth to soup pot. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and spices. Mix together.
2. Cook soup at a simmer on low-medium heat for 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend well.
3. Serve with sandwiches or salad.

Makes 8, 1 cup servings.

Instructions for making own broth: Place chicken carcass, vegetable pieces (such as sliced carrots, celery, onions, and bell peppers), and 2 qts water in a pot. Cook on low for 8 hours.


Nutrition Facts Servings per Recipe: 8.00 Calories 70.00 Fat 1.50 g Fiber 2.00 g Protein 6.00 g Sodium 380.00 mg Total Carbohydrates 10.00 g

Questions? Contact Jo Stine, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at jostine@illinois.edu

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