Winter has arrived, making it the perfect weather for cooking some hot ‘n healthy homemade soup. Homemade soup made with a whole chicken or turkey including the bones is a nutrient- and mineral-rich meal that not only strengthens the immune system, it’s a healing potion for digestion, allergies, brain health, joint and bone integrity, and reduces inflammation. Another bonus, according to studies published in these two journals, Obesity and Appetite, people who consumed broth-based soups ate less, felt fuller and were more successful in losing weight.
Not sure what to do with the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving or the leftover turkey? Time to soup it up! This Fat Loss Revolution style recipe is super simple to make plus it’s filling, nutritious and delicious.
Homemade Chicken or Turkey Soup
Place the following ingredients in a slow cooker, large cooking pot or a crock pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Before serving, remove the chicken from the pot and remove the skin, meat and bones. Return the meat to the pot. Serve and enjoy!
- 1 whole organic chicken or turkey, 5-8lb.
- 5-6 cups clean, filtered water
- 32 ounces organic low-sodium veggie broth
- 2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
- 6-7 carrots, chopped
- 4-5 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced or frozen cubes from Trader Joe’s
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup each: fresh cilantro and fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 huge knuckle fresh ginger, grated
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1-2 bay leaves
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder or 1 tbsp. fresh turmeric, peeled
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper; 1/4 tsp. black pepper; 1/2 tsp. sea salt
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