By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Warm up your Meatless Monday with this hearty soup! It’s packed with fall’s bountiful phytonutrients and is rich in potassium, beta-carotene and fiber. Turmeric, a yellow spice with an earthy flavor, contains potent anti-inflammatory, immune supportive and cancer fighting compounds. Combining it with black pepper helps increase the bioavailability, or our body’s ability to absorb these wellness promoting gems, by up to 1,000 times!
Using a crock pot can help make it quick and easy to create a healthy weeknight dinner with plenty of leftovers you can freeze. Prep the night before, add your ingredients in the morning and come home to a delicious meal that’s ready to eat!
2 cup (185 g)quinoa or brown rice
4 cups (1000 ml) water (or 2 cups broth + 2 cups water)
Fat: 4.5 g
Trans Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 170 mg
Carbohydrates: 43 g
Fiber: 11 g
Sugars: 9 g
Protein: 8 g