As the weather cools, our focus on good health often drifts. Not only are we more susceptible to nasty winter lurgies, but the temptation to hibernate can mean less moving and not as much focus on the right food for optimal health.
Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to fuel our bodies with nutrient-rich, warming foods. Homemade soup and stews can be the cornerstone of a healthy and delicious winter wellness routine. Plus when it’s really cold and windy outside, there is nothing better than to return home and eat some yummy, warm, creamy soup!
It just make you feel better.
I love so much about homemade soups, including their immense versatility. You can make them from nearly anything you have in the kitchen and there are endless possible combinations. I’ve included a few of my favorite ingredients (for both flavor and health) here, which you can use to prepare a delicious and healthy dish.
A to Z of wellness (part 1)
Besides adding flavour to our meals, broccoli is packed with antioxidants, which may help lower the risk of cancer and coronary heart disease. It is also rich in vitamins C and K, folic acid, and a variety of minerals.
Black Pepper – warming and supports digestive system
Carrots are more than a tasty addition to almost any dish. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth!
To make this soup gluten-free you can use pureed potato to thicken the soup without using a flour-based roux or use sweet rice flour in place of all purpose flour.
Conclusion – Within about 45 minutes to an hour, I’d pulled together this soup recipe and, the proof is in the pictures….this dinner was a HIT !!!
So if you like soups just go ahead and try out this Homemade Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup.