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Minestrone Soup

4 cups vegetable broth
4 cups diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup chopped yellow squash
1 cup green beans, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat macaroni pasta

• In a slow cooker, combine all the ingredients except the pasta. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
• Add the pasta and cook on high for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.

Makes 6 to 8 servings