Why Soup Might Be the Answer to Your Weight-Loss Prayers

Many of my clients are shocked at just how well the simple strategy of eating soup before or as a meal works. Even if you’re not concerned about losing that much weight, this trick can also be a successful way to get a LOT more nutrition each day. . Plus, including soup in your diet is an easy way to add more veggies and antioxidant rich seasonings…not to mention when you use bone stocks for liquid (and consume soup twice a day) you will help meet your needs for calcium.  Remember there is NO WAY to meet your needs for calcium daily without bone stocks!  You can buy bone stocks to use occasionally, but they will not have the depth of iron and calcium that homemade, traditionally made stocks will.

That said, if you’re looking to shape up, not all soups are created equal. To find the healthiest pre-made options, buy organic, make sure that the ingredients are clean.  I use boxed butternut squash soup blended with some of the soup solids to cream my soups.

Below is a my great vegetable soup.  Go here for article on making Stock- Traditional Beef Stock

Basic Healing Soup

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Recipe By: Millie

Serving Size : 4

1 quart beef or chicken stock
1 large onion — diced
1 tablespoon ghee
5 large carrot — sliced
5 stalks celery — sliced
4 medium tomato — diced
5 cloves garlic — minced
1/2 pound mushrooms — sliced
10 whole red potatoes — diced
2 cups zucchini squash — diced large
Salt and pepper
2 each bay leaf
1 tablespoon tarragon
1 teaspoon dried basil
6 cups kale
1 cup fresh basil
4 cups butternut squash – steamed (or use boxed organic butternut squash soup)

I make this in big batches and freeze in 12 ounce portions.

1) Sauté onions in butter, add seasonings and stock and simmer with all ingredients, except butternut squash and fresh basil, until veggies are soft.

2) Take part of soup and place it in blender, blend with the butternut squash to thicken soup.

3) Add fresh basil after soup has been heated.

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