CREAM of RIDICULOUSLY HEALTHY SOUP

CREAM of RIDICULOUSLY HEALTHY SOUP

with BRIE CROUTONS

with BRIE CROUTONS

Credit: Polina Kovaleva 

A warm and healthy soup is one of our favorite meals to make together, during our famous, snow-filled, subzero months. 

Especially when its accompanied by a loaf of fresh, crusty bread, hot out of the oven. Although, this ridiculously healthy soup recipe is just as comforting and delicious in the warmer months, too.

To balance out the caloric heaviness of what seems like the longest season of the year, Darren and I thought this particular healthy soup recipe would be perfect.

Mainly because most of these ingredients can be found in our harvested collection of veggies from the garden.

Canning or freezing your summer and fall harvests are fantastic ways to continue enjoying the fruits of your labor. 

Even in the depths of a frozen, Canadian winter. When all you really want to do is stay wrapped in 6 blankets and sleep for 6 months. 

Some of these ingredients, like leeks, carrots, potatoes and celery, can be regrown from scraps

Allowing you to keep the flow of recipes for healthy soups, salads and sides going all the way through to next spring. 

Large batches of this can be made, at one time, and frozen for future enjoyment. 

To make each presentation of this healthy soup special, be sure to check out my list of different salads, proteins and wines that pair perfectly with this veggie packed soup. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 8 oz bowl

Servings: 6

Amount per serving

Calories

328

% Daily Value*

Total Fat: 20.9g

27%

   Saturated Fat 12.7g

63%

Cholesterol 66g

22%

Sodium 625mg

27%

Total Carbohydrate 27.6g

10%

   Dietary Fiber 4g

14%

   Total Sugars 4.4g

Protein 9.5g

Vitamin D 20mcg

98%

Calcium 145mg

11%

Iron 3mg

18%

Potassium 894mg

19%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories per day is used for general nutrition advice.

Total Prep Time: 45 minutes

Servings in Recipe: 6

Serving Size: 8 oz bowl

Total Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Servings in Recipe: 6

Serving Size: 8 oz Bowl

CREAM of RIDICULOUSLY HEALTHY SOUP

with BRIE CROUTONS

INGREDIENTS

soup

brie croutons

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg
  • 3 cups red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 pkg (300 g) fresh spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or half and half)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

brie croutons

  • 1 fresh baguette
  • 2 oz (60 g) canadian brie
  • Butter or margarine
Healthy Soup

CREAM of RIDICULOUSLY HEALTHY SOUP

with BRIE CROUTONS

DIRECTIONS

soup

brie croutons

  • In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, add leeks, celery, carrots and nutmeg. Cover the pot and allow the vegetables to cook down, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the potatoes and broth. Stir to combine, then re-cover.
  • Raise heat to medium-high and bring everything to a gentle boil. Let it roll for about 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add the spinach to the pot and allow it all to wilt. Stir to combine.
  • Using an immersion blender, puree this aromatic, broth-soaked veggie mixture untill smooth.
  • Or, you can transfer your mixture to a blender, in small batches at a time, and puree until smooth. If need be, add a small amount of water to blender (no more than 1/4 cup) to aid in puree process. Once each batch is pureed, transfer to a large bowl.
  • When entire vegetable mixture is pureed, pour all back into large pot.
  • Add the heavy cream and stir to combine. Leave pot on medium-low heat until it begins to steam.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and its done!

brie croutons

  • Set oven to broil
  • Cut 2-3 slices of baguette for each serving
  • Apply a thin layer of butter or margarine to each slice
  • Place buttered slices on a cookie sheet and place sheet on bottom rack of oven until just brown
  • Remove from oven and let rest while the brie is prepared
  • Slice brie with a sharp knife into 1/4 inches thick pieces. Cut each long slice of brie in half and place both halves on each slice of baguette
  • Place the cookie sheet back under the broiler on the bottom rack for 1 minute
  • Once cheese is melted, remove tray from the oven.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top each bowl with 2 or 3 croutons.
Cream of Ridiculously Healthy Soup with Brie Croutons
Cream of Ridiculously Healthy Soup with Brie Croutons

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Tools for the kind of cooking experience you deserve… 

Versatility is one of the hallmarks of a great recipe. Get creative with different salads, proteins and wine pairings. To make each healthy soup experience something special and unique.

CREAM of RIDICULOUSLY HEALTHY SOUP

SUGGESTED SIDES & PAIRINGS

SALADS

Crisp Frisee and Honey Apple Salad drizzled with a Creamy, Champagne Dressing

Lettuce Wraps filled with Shredded Chicken or Tuna in a Tangy Mayo Sauce

MEATS

Smoked Kielbasa Kabobs served with sour cream dip

Sweet BBQ Chicken Slices

WINE

British Columbia
Unoaked Chardonnay

Rhône Valley Grenache Gris

California Pinot Grigio

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