September 28, 2021

Healthy Tomato Soup

This is a recipe I adapted from one of the many diet books we have all purchased over the years in an attempt to get motivated again. I didn't like the eating plan in this particular book because most of the recipes lacked protein, which I think is completely necessary if you don't want to faint in the middle of a meeting at work.

1 cup of cooked chicken, diced - I used rotisserie chicken, lately my grocery store has been selling it pre-cooked, and pre-shredded so the work is already done!
1 (15 oz.) can of fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 white onion
2 celery stalks
1 bunch of kale - about 1/3 of a head of kale (it will seem like a lot until it cooks down)
1 handful of spinach
1/2 yam or sweet potato whichever you prefer (I used a yam because it's brighter in color)
2 and 1/2 cups chicken or beef stock - whichever you prefer or have on hand
Cayenne pepper - to taste
Cream cheese (I know, bad, but I had to) for garnish
Scallions for garnish
Olive oil

In 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cook the onion and diced sweet potato until the onion is translucent. Drain the can of tomatoes, and chop the celery and add them to the pot. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, saving the kale and spinach for last. Bring it to a boil, and then cover and put it on low. The soup is done when the sweet potatoes/yams are soft, about 10 minutes.



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