When the weather starts to get cooler (or in South Mississippi it gets cooler and hot all in the same day), we start wanting to pull out the sweatshirts a get cozy! It’s soup season!
At Clean Kitchen, we like to get a lot of bang for our buck when it comes to the food we eat. One way to really amp up the nutritional profile of a soup is to use real-deal bone broth. No, not the box stock or broth you can buy at the store. Bone broth has become pretty popular and for good reason, it is LOADED with nutrients and minerals that only comes from the slow cooking of the bones.
But before you turn your nose up at the thought of drinking bone broth hear me out. This is what your grandmothers and great-mothers used in their stocks for soups back in the day. You know the whole “eat chicken noodle soup when you sick idea?” Well, that is actually when people used bone broth for their soups. Nowadays the canned stock kind doesn’t have anything remotely close to the nutrients of bone broth soups and will not help you kick that nasty cold!
If you need a little more information on the healing powers of bone broth, check out this article. And if you are interested in learning how to make you own bone broth it is pretty simple. Check out my first experience making bone broth and the recipe I used here! Otherwise grocery stores like, Corner Market in Hattiesburg do sell Bone Broth!
If you can not find bone broth, these soups will work with regular stock and taste just fine.
The nutritional profile will change though. Just use what ever you have because these soups are AMAZING with either. Click on the links below for the recipes!
Bone broth is getting super popular. I’ll admit, I never really gave it much thought until recently when a Clean Kitchen client, Carly, asked me if I had any good soup recipes. Carly was in the middle of the CK 12 Week Challenge and about to have a procedure where her recovery required her not to eat solid food for 2 weeks! Talk about a doozy right smack in the middle of her 12 Week Challenge. It was just what I needed to to get inspired. Carly, just so you know, you inspired me to think outside my comfort zone and dig a little deeper into making clean eating work, even when faced with a “mush diet.”
This might be the fastest meal ever. And it packs some great vitamins and minerals using chicken bone broth, and boost the protein to 24 grams! Best thing is it’s a one serving meal. In a bind for what to make for dinner or quick lunch? This comes together so fast, with a few ingredients.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-7 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
This is a “broccoli and cheese” soup revamp! We’ve bumped up the protein and nutrients by using bone broth as our base. Instead of cheddar cheese and heavy cream, we used fat free cream cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top. Bump up the protein even more with using Greek Cream Cheese! So so yummy. Even though this soup does not have a meat protein source, it still packs 18.5 grams of protein in one serving!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 hours
Servings: 4 (very large) servings 🙂
Macros per serving: (used My Fitness Pal)
- Calories 153
- Fat .5 grams (if using fat free)
- Carbs 15 g (12 net)
- Fiber 3 g
- Sugar 8.2 g
- Protein 18.5 g
This is a revamp of the Fit Kids Kitchen Beefy Soup recipe. Same great flavor, just a little lower fat and lower carb. We promise you will want more than one bowl of this! To make this a nutritional powerhouse, we use locally made beef bone broth, by Lisa Phelps in Hattiesburg, Ms.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings