Hearty recipe for your heart

February 3, 2016

It’s a good time of year for soup – especially one of those where you can throw just about any veggie you have into it. And a great way to keep your heart healthy is to eat foods rich in vitamins without extra fats, salt, or sugar – like a bowl full of homemade soup. Some spice is all you need, baby!

 

Veggie Soup

 

Ingredients

 

  • 4 medium onions, diced

  • 2-4 teaspoons chopped garlic

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Shitake mushrooms, chopped

  • 5 large carrots, diced

  • 3 celery stalks, cut into small pieces

  • 6-8 cups of water

  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into large pieces

  • ½ small bunch of chard, cut into one-inch pieces

  • ½ small bunch kale, cut into one-inch pieces

  • ½ head cauliflower

  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon salt

 

In a large pot, add onions, garlic, and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the onions are translucent, add mushrooms, carrots, celery, and half of the water. Let boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add the potatoes, making sure they’re covered in the rest of the water while they cook, simmering another 15 minutes. Add the chard, kale, and cauliflower; let simmer for another 15 minutes. Lastly, add the broccoli and simmer for no more than 10 more minutes. Season with salt to taste, or maybe some soy sauce. For added flavor, experiment with some oregano, black pepper, tarragon, or other spices you like.

 

Add some crusty bread and butter, maybe light a candle, and you’ll have one tasty and enjoyable meal! Each of those veggies is full of vitamins and nutrients to help your body. Kale helps to enhance our immune systems, repairs damaged cells, and reduces inflammation. Potatoes contain Vitamin B6, balancing estrogen and progesterone. Carrots have Vitamin A, helping to support hormone production. Even garlic can help with conception through improving cervical mucus. So bring on the soup!

 

To find more info on the right things to eat for fertility, or if you want to learn other ways to improve your chances, please contact us anytime at 717-747-3099 or click on the button below. You can also listen to our free webinar found here.

 

 

 

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