What do you need most during this time of year? Well, when the days are short and the nights are chilly, there’s nothing better than a warm, inviting meal at the end of the day.
When you don’t know just how long winter will last, you crave hearty, comforting foods to get you through. If the day isn’t going to warm you, what’s on your table at the end of it should. But so many of the most classic comfort foods just aren’t healthy. They’re just not that good for you.
Think starchy potato dishes, bean-laden chili, dairy-heavy casseroles … they just don’t do your gut a lot of good. And by the end of the winter, your sweaters and jeans probably feel a bit tighter than they did last spring.
But, get this – you can make one of winter’s most comforting dishes … without a recipe … and with just about any vegetable in your refrigerator.
Soup is one of the most practical, tasty, and comforting foods out there. You can find it at most grocery stores and fast-food joints … but here’s the thing about store-bought soup –
It’s super-high in sodium, and can be filled with MSG or unhealthy lectin-laden ingredients, like pasta, potatoes, and nightshades. It’s not your mother’s soup.
But you can make delicious soup at home. And the best part is – it’s EASIER than you think, with Gundry’s “foolproof soup formula.”
Here’s what you’ll need to make soup for 4-6 people or simply watch my cooking demo –
Soup with ANY Vegetable
What you need –
- 1 chopped onion
- A couple ribs of celery, chopped
- A quarter cup of olive oil
- 3 cups of the vegetable of your choice – mushrooms, for example
- 5-6 cups of broth (vegetable OR chicken)
- Salt and pepper
From there, the possibilities are truly endless. You can add herbs and spices, leave it brothy, or blend it smooth to give it a bit more of a creamy texture. (In fact, you can even thicken it up by blending half of it and mixing the thicker portion with the brothy portion.)
What to do –
- Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot.
- Next, add your veggies and a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute it all until it’s tender.
- Once vegetables are cooked, add broth and reduce heat to low. Cover it, and cook for 30 minutes.
- When you’re done, you can serve it as is, or throw it in the blender to make a silky smooth soup.
And that’s it. It’s seriously that simple. And again, you can use ANY Plant Paradox-friendly vegetable out there!
And here are some EXTRA (tasty) TIPS:
- If you use kale, try adding a bit of lemon juice and some garlic to the mixture.
- If you’re making an asparagus soup, add a bit of mint and a little lime zest.
- To make a creamier soup, blend in a bit of unsweetened coconut milk. Mmm, yum.
- You can even add Miracle Noodles if you just can’t resist noodle soups.
And if you’re looking for even MORE options, check out some of the recipes on Dr. Gundry’s Youtube Channel – you’ll find a cauliflower soup, a cheesy broccoli soup, and more!
Your Winter Takeaway
So, go ahead – enjoy those creamy, comforting soups this winter. Just do them right – your gut will thank you!
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