Healthy Hearty Vegetable Soup


2- large carrots, diced
2- celery ribs, diced
1- medium- size sweet onion, diced
2- 8 oz. packages sliced fresh mushrooms
2- large zucchini, chopped
2- large yellow squash, chopped
1-2- tbsp crushed red pepper (optional, for a little kick!)
1- tsp. dried basil (optional)
1- (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce
1- large can can of tomato juice
2- cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
4- (15 oz.) cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1- small bag frozen corn
Salt and pepper to tase


*Saute' first three ingredients in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray for 10 min. over medium heat.
*Add in mushrooms, zucchini, and yellow squash; saut? for 8 more min.
*In a crock pot mix in all ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.