This yummy soup is hearty, tasty and very filling. Because of the simple ingredients, it doesn't take long to throw all these items together and let them cook while you multi-task. And it tastes even better the next day when re-heated on the stove.
I always try to find organic and/or local produce and nitrate-free, free-range, organic-fed meats when possible.
Makes a 3qt pot-full! Around 4-5 servings.
2-4 cups of Kale, cut/chopped into small pieces
(any kind of kale--each time I make this I try a different type of kale)
1 large white or yellow onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves diced
2-3 small potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
(or get yellow or red potatos and leave the skin on!)
32 oz of chicken or vegetable broth (gluten free, organic, low sodium)
5-7oz of ham (I like Beelers brand because it is nitrate, gluten and casein free)
Himalayan sea salt
2-3 tbls of olive oil
Optional: fresh herbs, oregano, thyme, parsley may be good
Warm the oil in pan and add the garlic, onion and some sea salt on medium heat. Let them cook till they start turning a golden color and the onions start to become see-through. Then add the broth, potatoes, ham and kale. Add the salt, garlic salt/powder to taste and let cook on medium uncovered for 35-45 minutes. Add the optional herbs 20 minutes in if desired. Keep soup from a rigorous boil, instead try to keep it at a low boil and drop to simmer. The soup is done when you can slice through the potatoes and the kale is limp.
GLUTEN FREE • CORN FREE • NUT FREE • DAIRY FREE
Elev8 Wellness Suggestion:
When can I have this?
Intense weight-loss: once every ten days in evening on a workout day
Weight-loss: in evening, workout days, twice a week
Maintenance/health: 5 out 7 evenings, 1 out of 7 afternoons
Performance/Mass Gaining: Anytime after activity, morning, noon and/or evening.