This recipe provides a balanced meal as well as a meal that is lower in calories, lower carbohydrate, and moderate protein. The meal is easy to make and includes everything you need to make a complete balanced, nutritious meal. The soup is great to make for a weeknight meal!
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 lb bag of carrots, chopped
5 stalks celery, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp salt
2 lbs ground turkey
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
1 tbsp poultry seasoning or Italian seasoning (a seasoning blend that contains various herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil)
4 cups chicken or turkey bone broth
3 cups kale (about one bunch of kale), lightly chopped
½ cup filtered water
In a sauté pan, or a pressure cooker with a sauté function, add your olive oil, and onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Season with salt, and sauté about 10 minutes.
Add the turkey, and seasoning with remaining seasonings. Cook about 7 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker (or use the slow cooker function), and add the broth, kale, and water.
Slow cook at least 2 hours (longer is fine) on LOW. You may need to add a little more filtered water to thin the soup as needed.
Recipe Note: Store bought bone broth is fine for this recipe. If you can not find bone broth, you may use an organic chicken broth.
Meal Pairing: Serve with optional carbohydrate source such as a side of fresh fruit, sweet potato, or side of butternut squash.
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe Calories: 249 Total Fat: 11 g Total Carbohydrate: 11 g Fiber: 4 g Protein: 29 g
Nicole Morgan, RDN, LD, CLT is a Registered Dietitian at ThyroidDietitian.com, and the author of The Nourished Thyroid.