Thursday, December 20, 2012

Superfood Soup

Made By: Ryan Noelle  December 20, 2012


     It was a cold, damp day in Boston.  As Jeff and I awoke, he realized he was not feeling 100%. Ahhhh!  Do not even utter those words, I say with my eyes shut.  He whispers, "I think I'm sick..."  Alright, don't panic.
Superfood Soup to the rescue!!

    This soup was the perfect solution for my sick guy!  Superfoods are defined as foods that are highly nutritious and have a high photochemical content.  This soup is loaded with spinach, kale, parsley, zucchini, carrots and tomatoes.  These vegetables are considered super foods because they one, are nutritious.  And secondly, are rich in photochemical properties as proven by their vibrant colors.  Spinach, kale and parsley have chlorophyll in them which also is a huge nutritional benefit.  Chlorophyll helps humans to cleanse the body of harmful toxins.  Also, it is an agent that helps the body to fight infection.  All these ingredients are perfect for my cold combating Superfood Soup.  Now you understand why this soup was the perfect defense for Jeff to eat.

    The next time you feel under the weather my prescription for you, is to make Superfood soup, take vitamin C, and drink plenty of water.  In no time you will be back to perfect!




Healthy Tidbits:  Low in Cholesterol, High in Fiber, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A & C.


Servings:  15+ Size:  1cupCalories:  101 Fat:  1.9g Carbs:  12g Fiber:  3.5g Protein:  9.6g Sugar:  3.3g Sodium:  234mg

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups water
  • 6  Bouillon reduced sodium chicken
  • 3 stems chopped kale about 2 cup 
  • 4 large carrots sliced
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 1 15oz. can tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup navy beans or 1 can
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 pound Extra Lean Ground Pork 
  • 5 clove garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. marjoram
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. dehydrated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


Get Cooking:
In a large stock pot, sauté onion and garlic.  Spray with Pam for non stick.  Once onions are translucent add pork and spices.  Once pork is completely cooked add the water and bouillon cubes.  Bring to a boil.  Add remainder of vegetables and beans.  Bring back to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes or longer. Add salt and pepper if needed. Serve with cheese sprinkled on top.  Yum, Yum!

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