It is cold outside, so we should take a break from fats, diary products and sweets in order to stay healthy and happy. Try these healthy soup recipes for your Soup time, and let me know which one is your favorite.
Healthy Fennel Soup Recipe
1/4 cup ghee
5 fennel bulbs, trimmed and quartered
1 (32 fluid ounce) container vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the quartered fennel bulbs; cook and stir until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Pour in the broth, and simmer until fennel is tender, about 15 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2 1/2 pounds chicken, skinned
3 long stocks celery
1 medium onion chopped
½ basmati rice
1 bunch scallions
1 3-inch piece fresh ginger cut into slivers 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 /2 chopped parsley
½ chopped cilantro
I /2 cup chopped dill to garnish
salt and pepper to taste
Place the chicken in water, enough to cover chicken, then cover the pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add celery, scallions, rice, ginger and onion. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the chicken, cool, then pull the meat from the bones. Return chicken to the pot and add salt and pepper, lemon juice, parsley, cilantro. Garnish with dill.
Healthy Mushroom Pumpkin Soup Recipe
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 chopped onion
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. curry powder
3 cups chicken broth
1 can (1 lb.) pumpkin
1 tbsp. honey
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 cup evaporated milk
optional sour cream or yogurt, topping
Sautée mushrooms and onion in oil. Add flour and curry and
stir. gradually adding broth. Add all but milk and cook, stirring,
for 10 – 15 minutes. Add milk and heat through without boiling.
Top with sour cream if you wish.
Healthy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
1 butternut squash, peeled
1 onion, chopped
6 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley and dill to garnish
Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. Sautee onion until translucent. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Garnish with parsley and dill. You might top with sour cream.
Healthy Split Pea Soup Recipe
2 Tbs olive oil
2 small onions, chopped
5 cups frozen peas ( you can use dried split peas -16 oz package- and first cook them for 1 hour and a half , stirring from time to time)
2 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 Tbs chopped parsley
1 tbsp chopped dill
Salt and pepper
Immune Boosting Spices Mix
Sautee onions in olive oil, until translucent (you can also add carrots and ham). Add the peas, broth, bay leaf and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, until peas are tender. Puree the soup in a blender, add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and dill.
Bon Appetit and don’t forget to
breathe, smile and be happy.
Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Relationship Expert