Super Delicious Soups
Each January John and I participate in a church wide fast for 21 days. We choose a Daniel Fast, which consists of vegetables, fruits and nuts. The past two years, we have so enjoyed using Paleo Soups for this fast. In fact we didn’t miss the meat or paleo desserts a bit having these soups.
Last year, I mentioned our favorite: Chicken Pot Soup in this linked post called The Joy and Benefits of Soup. This one is still our favorite, but because of the chicken in it, we didn’t use it this year during the fast. In fact, we haven’t been making this one as much simply because it is very time consuming. I really like EASY and QUICK. This year I found a simple recipe and found out the same basic ingredients worked for many soups. These are the kind of recipes I like. The basic recipe credit goes to Elana of Elanaspantry.com. I made my basic recipe even more simple than hers.
Basic Creamy Soup Paleo Recipe
1/2 to 1 Onion chopped and sauteed 10 minutes
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Garlic powder or granules
1 can Coconut Cream
1 can or MORE Bone Broth (I’ve only used Chicken Bone Broth, but Beef would also be good.)
Your vegetable of choice. Examples we have made include:
- Cauliflower – add one large head of steamed Cauliflower
- Brocolli – add several fresh brocolli stalks steamed
- Mushroom – add 1 or 2 pounds of fresh sauteed mushrooms
- Butternut Squash – add one peeled, cubed, sauteed Butternut Squash along with about 1/2 tsp Nutmeg with spices. NOTE: Butternut Squash if so hard to peel. We have found it already freshly peeled and cut up at Costco. This saves so much time.
- Avocado Soup
We have not tried, but plan to
- Asparagus – steamed with Nutmeg added
- Japanese Sweet Potatoe
Old favorites continues to be the Paleo Tomato Basil Soup (very easy and totally delicious).
Benefits of Soup
This is a quote from http://rendezvoustucson.com/top-6-benefits-of-eating-soup/
“Soup is delicious.
Soup can be a comfort food as it is delicious. It is easy to make. With only a few ingredients, one can make a bowl of hearty soup for a cold evening.
Soup is good for the health. I want to learn how to make Bone Broth, which is highly nutritious. Elanaspantry.com has a very good Bone Broth recipe on it as well as an article on the Instant Pot, which I am hearing more and more good things about.
Perhaps the easiest way to add vegetables to your daily meals is to make and eat soup. You can make several bowls of soup filled with fruits and veggies each day and you’ll be filled. Eating vegetables is part of a healthy diet so veggie soups are highly recommended.
Soup can help you lose weight.
Soups are slimming. Of course, that is if you strictly follow a weight-loss plan and exercise more. A bowl of soup packs minimal calorie but is very nutritious.
Soup makes you feel full.
Soup fills you up because it stretches the stomach. You easily feel full so it’s ideal to eat soup at the beginning of every meal.
Soup is affordable to make.
Making soup won’t require a lot of money. Go the grocery or market; buy some vegetables and fruits, broth or water, and you can easily make a batch enough to feed the entire family. For a small cost, you can make a lot of people feel full and healthy.
Soup can make you feel better.
Ever wondered by chicken soup is always given to the sick? It is because soup is great for people who are sick. It is easily digested and is filled with health benefits.”