Keep Warm with Our Healthy, Hearty, and Homemade Italian Soup
We can’t deny it any longer, the frigid winter season is upon us. There’s nothing better than warming up with a hot bowl of deliciously healthy, hearty, and homemade soup to get you through the cold. Try our Italian Sausage Soup with Kale tonight and stay cozy indoors with this LowFatLowCarb favorite.
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1 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
1/2 Pound Italian sausage links, remove casings (can also sub for turkey sausages and (may contain gluten)
2 Green onions, sliced
1 Red bell pepper, sliced in stripes
1 1/2 celery sticks, chopped
1 Tsp Italian seasoning
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Bunch Kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
4 Cups low fat chicken broth
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium then add sausage and cook for 8-10 minutes or until evenly browned. Stir occasionally and break sausage into smaller pieces. Set aside.
Heat the remaining to the pan and add green onions, red bell pepper, celery and Italian seasoning and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender.
Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and cook for another minute, stirring ingredients together.
Add kale and cook for 1-2 minutes or until it starts to wilt.
Add sausage and broth and bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes uncovered.
Did you know?
By crushing or chopping garlic, we are stimulating the production of allicin, an active ingredient that acts as a therapeutic agent. That being said, cooking garlic could prohibit the release of some of its the medicinal properties.
And here’s a tip for all garlic lovers who are looking for a palate cleanser after eating garlic raw – try chewing on some fresh parsley!
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