White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

We absolutely LOVE soup!  In fact from the first twinges of cooler weather in the fall to the last chilly days of spring, soup is our favorite go-to meal.

Probably the very BEST part about this recipe is that it is the PERFECT alternative to chicken noodle soup.  All of the spirit and body healing properties, without any of the guilt of the noodles.

And, because it has yummy beans, it will provide you with long lasting energy.  If you are vegetarian, feel free to either omit the chicken, or add in your favorite chicken substitute.

Here’s the other good news!  Because this soup is so nutrient dense, but carb and calorie lean, you can have a huge portion and still have room left for a nice crusty whole grain roll, a nice side salad and even fruit for dessert!  LOVE THAT!!!

Having a healthy eating lifestyle is NOT about depriving myself.  At least that’s my own personal position.  If that sounds like something that excites you, I welcome you to try this delish recipe for yourself!

Bon Appetit!

White Bean Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

Hearty and delicious!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, kale, soup, white bean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 free-range chicken breasts cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 2 organic carrots , diced
  • 3 celery stalks , chopped
  • 2 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt , to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes , to taste (optional)
  • 4 C fresh kale , chopped
  • 3 C cannelini beans (2 15oz cans)
  • 1 1/2 C diced tomatoe (1 15oz can), no salt added variety
  • 4 C organic chicken stock , low sodium
  • 4 C water

Instructions

  • Heat dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chicken. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Add onion, celery and carrots. Season with spices. Lower heat to medium and saute until onion is translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute more.
  • Add tomatoes, kale and beans. Stir to combine
  • Add chicken stock and water. Cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes.

Notes

Alternatively, you could place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
To make it vegetarian/vegan, substitute chicken seasoning for the chicken stock.
Leftovers can be frozen for up to 4 months.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
White Bean and Kale Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 897mg37%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 9500IU190%
Vitamin C 53.6mg65%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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