Cold days do love soup. The past several Januarys John and I have participated in a church-wide fast for 21 days. We choose a Daniel Fast, which consists of vegetables, fruits, and nuts. We enjoy using Paleo Soups for this fast. Soups are delicious. We didn’t miss the meat or paleo desserts a bit having these soups.
The tomato basil soup is pictured above. It may be the all time favorite. This soup is every bit as delicious as the one at La Madeline’s Restaurant. It is quite delicious to make a little batch of Paleo pancakes to go with the soup. We have found a very easy Paleo Pancake mix at Costco. All you do is add water. Since this is made of almond flour, we count it acceptable on our Daniel Fast. You might check the link to find a Costco near you. You do have to have an annual membership (like Sam’s Club) but this membership is very well worth it. John and I now do the majority of our grocery shopping at Costco. They cater to having the healthy things we use.
In earlier posts, I mentioned our favorite: https://www.fabulouslyfit.com/chicken-pot-pie-soup :Chicken Pot 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..
Vegetables are Our Miracle Workers
Vegetables go to work in our body feeding the trillions of cells who are crying “Feed me, I’m hungry.” I have mentioned the Cuisinart Convection/Steam Oven we purchased during the Black Friday sales. It was expensive, but honestly, we have used it almost every single day since it arrived. Each night we toss in vegetables to include one or combination s of the following:
These vegetables cook quickly and are far more delicious than they ever were when I only steamed them on the cooktop of our stove.
Quick and Easy
I really like EASY and QUICK. The past couple of so years I adapted a simple spice 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 broccoli 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 is hard to peel. We have found it already freshly peeled and cut up at Costco. This saves so much time.
- Avocado Soup
- Asparagus – steamed with Nutmeg added
- Japanese Sweet Potato
Old favorites continue to be the Paleo Tomato Basil Soup and Chicken Pot Soup.
Yes, cold days do love soup; but even if your days aren’t cold, your body will love soup anyway.
This is a quote from http://rendezvoustucson.com/top-6-benefits-of-eating-soup/
“Soup is delicious.
Soup can be 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 health. Last year John and I learned how to make Bone Broth in our Instant Pot. Elanaspantry.com has a very good Bone Broth recipe on it as well as an article on the Instant Pot.
Perhaps the easiest way to add vegetables to your daily meals is to make and eat soup (and/or green smoothies) 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.”