Self-Care Reboot Part 3

Heal Your Heart, Nourish Your Body, with Chunky Potato Soup!

A Simple, Satisfying Comfort Food Anyone Can Make
Pamela Christy certified IIN health and wellness coach

Did you know potatoes have more potassium than bananas? They’re also very high in Vitamin C! Yes, regular potatoes and sweet potatoes are both very good for you. High in fiber, potatoes’ carbs are not equivalent to high glycemic refined/processed foods.

Everybody likes the taste of potatoes and finds them easily digestible, (right?) Potato soup, when made with care and high-quality organic ingredients, has the power to comfort and rejuvenate you, body and soul. I think potatoes are the original comfort food. What do you think?

If you are busy, not feeling well, or not that comfortable in the kitchen, making soup can sound like a lot of work. But this recipe is ultra-simple, quick and fun to make. It takes less than 10 minutes, plus 22 minutes bubbling on the stove. Presto…you have an amazing meal in a half hour! It tastes even better the next day, and you can opt to freeze a pint or two for the future.

ULTRA SIMPLE, CHUNKY POTATO SOUP

Recipe Ingredients:
Coconut oil
Onion
Potato
Cauliflower
Carrot or celery
Vegetable broth (I prefer to use homemade but you can use store-bought. If you use water only, just dial up the herbs, toppings, and spices to ratchet up the flavor.)

Instructions:

  1. Dice a medium-sized onion and sauté using 2 tsp coconut oil in a medium to large soup pot; cook for several minutes, stirring frequently, until onion has softened and is translucent.
  2. Add about 2 cups chopped cauliflower, 3 medium-sized potatoes chopped into 2” chunks, and 1 chopped carrot or celery stick. (I recommend peeling the potatoes vs. leaving the skins on.)
  3. Pour in one quart of vegetable broth.
  4. Season your soup: add sea salt and spices; Make sure to use enough salt to bring out the potato flavor! I recommend adding 1 tsp of thyme.
  5. Bring ingredients to a boil then lower heat to simmer and cover the soup with a lid.
  6. Set a timer for 22 minutes.
  7. When it’s time, check the potatoes; they should be soft but not falling apart.
    Taste the broth and add/adjust seasonings.
    To make this a truly scrumptious soup you will need to add a few final touches, to suit your tastebuds. Here are some suggestions:
     Diced green onions
     Minced parsley
     Avocado slices
     Cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
     Coconut cream
     Basil Pesto
     Chopped cilantro
     Coconut aminos or tamari
     Dulse flakes or kelp flakes for extra potassium
     Diced roasted chicken or turkey

This recipe makes approximately 3 large or 4 small servings.
Enjoy!
Health benefits of potatoes:
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-potato.html
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a29308007/are-potatoes-healthy-nutrition/

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