Turkey Sorrel Soup

Seasonal Healthy Eating: Turkey Sorrel Soup.

 

turkey sorrel soup

I often hear that people say soups are not a part of healthy or clean eating. Why not? It all depends on the way you cook a soup. If you add fatty pork meat as a base, lots of simple carbs (pasta or potatoes) and processed soup flavoring, then yes, it might turn out not that healthy at all. If we talk about canned soups, then definitely, this is not a healthy addition to your diet. Otherwise, soups that are based on relatively lean meat and filled with veggies create a wonderful way to stay satisfied for longer with no harm to your waistline.

Turkey sorrel soup is an example of a simple and healthy soup. Plus, it is a seasonal meal. Sorrel gives a tart taste to it. In combination with Greek yogurt, despite the fact you eat a hot meal, sorrel gives you a feeling of refreshment. Exactly what you need in during summer time.

When it comes to nutrients, sorrel is rich in vitamins C (immune system), B6 , A (eyesight), and minerals, iron (energy level), magnesium and potassium (blood pressure). Sorrel is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or cramping.

Warning: sorrel contains oxalic acid. For sensitive individuals, high-oxalate diets have been linked to an increased risk of kidney stones.

  • Servings: ”8″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • 1 turkey wing
  • 3-4 liter of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice, soaked in water
  • 4 cups of chopped sorrel
  • boiled eggs and Greek yogurt for serving

 

Instructions:

  1. Rinse turkey wing under cold running water. Put it in a pot with water. Cook on medium heat. Add salt to taste.
  2. Add oil to a heated skillet. Add shredded carrot and chopped onion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until golden and soft, mixing up occasionally. Set aside when ready.
  3. Check on water in the pot. You might want to collect brown foam that appears on top. In about 45-50 minutes (counting from start), add carrot and onion mixture. Then, add soaked rice. Cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse sorrel if needed. Chop it. Add to the soup. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Then, add chopped greens. Taste to see if more salt or pepper needed.
  5. Add sliced boiled egg and 1-2 Tbsp Greek yogurt, before serving.

 

Nutrition facts per portion:


 

Turkey Sorrel Soup 3TS

Calories: 117

Fat: 4 g

Carbs: 3 g

Protein: 15 g

 

Nutrition facts per portion when 1 boiled egg and 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt have been added:


 

turkey sorrel soup

Calories: 227

Fat: 12 g

Carbs: 5 g

Protein: 24 g

 

 

 


Mariya Korolishyna is an  ISSA certified fitness nutritionist. Born in Ukraine, the 36 years old is addicted to running and healthy lifestyle.

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How to Get Rid of Post Summertime Blues

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When the cool air of fall starts creeping in, we have to change modes quickly. If we were working out in water, at an outdoor or seasonally heated pool for example, we may have to change that up.

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Mango cucumber pepper salad is a very colorful summer comfy salad. Mango which is the main ingredients in today’s salad is a member of the drupe family. Olives, coconuts and dates are also types of drupes. They have a creamy sweet taste and enriched with 20 vitamins and minerals.

Research shows that mangoes have been considered as the most widely consumed fruit in the world. There are many health benefits of mangoes, few among them are like decreased risk of muscular degeneration, improvement in digestion and bone health and help in hair growth and shine. Mangoes

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So summer is here and one of the most important things we need during the long summer days is to stay hydrated. But there are places in the world where summer never goes away. Take my home town Mombasa for instance: the temperature is above 95 degrees most of the year.

 

I am about to give you fresh drink recipes and their benefits that you have not read in any blog before. These are healthy drinks that are easy to make and are so soothing that you are going to thank me for this.

 

Remember, where I come from food is mostly prepared by instinct and no exact measures are available a lot of the time. So please add ingredients based on your own taste and use HONEY or any other healthy sweetener to your taste.

 

The best way is to use a juicer, if you don’t have one just blend and use a sieve.


 

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1- Juice Ya Epo

Ingredients

Carrot – 1 medium

Garlic – 1 clove (one section of the whole garlic)

Apple – 1 medium

Directions

Blend the mixture together with 250 – 300 ml of water.

Benefits

The combination of carrots, apples and garlic consumed for 21 days, is believed to help clean toxins in the body and increase the body’s overall strength.

 


Pumpkin

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2- Juice Ya Tango

Ingredients

Apple – 1 medium

Pumpkin – 1 250 grams

Celery + leaves – 250 grams

Directions

Blend the mixture together with 250 – 300 ml of water.

Benefits

This juice is definitely worth trying. It is believed to be an anti-oxidant, cholesterol killer, stomach cleanser, and a headache remedy.


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Introduction 

With all the beautiful beaches, the tropical drinks and the warm weather, I bet it is very hard to hate the summer time. But what we do not love, though, are the annoying skin problems that might arise from staying in the warm weather for hours. No need to be irritated beach lovers, this article have pulled together solutions for some of the most commonly faced summer skin problems. The solutions provided in this article will enhance your happiness during the summer season while sipping that well-mixed lemonade on the beautiful white sandy beach. Read on, enjoy and most importantly learn how to deal with summer skin problems.

1. Clogged pores

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