Here's a basic soup recipe that was given to me by my mom. She doesn't really have a "set" recipe she follows. Its just one she remembered.
This one can be made in crock pot.
beef for soup- remove fat
beef bouillon cube- no salt
1 medium onion peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
2 carrots - chopped or diced
1 or 2 cans of mixed vegetables with potatoes
6 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
add in noodles of any kind
This recipe is easily adaptable to how much you would need to fix for your family.
For a recipe that uses less salt I would use frozen veggies instead of the canned.
I hope you will like this recipe. I have eaten this many times and its very tasty. You may want to add in more herbs to your liking.