You can now find Paleo soup recipes in any Practical Paleo book, and honestly I’m not surprised since they’re easy to prepare, tasty and nutritious. Paleo pumpkin recipes are especially popular as are chicken soups. But before I get to the recipes it’s important that you understand why these soups are instrumental in helping you lose weight and stay healthy.
There’s plenty of health information about Paleo smoothie recipes and the like, but there are still some who aren’t sure why these soups are so beneficial. Basically it’s because the ingredients are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These soups are particularly rich in phosphorous, magnesium and calcium which are good for your bones.
Aside from those vitamins, the majority of Practical Paleo recipes are rich in glycine and proline, amino acids that keep the tissues in our bodies connected. There are a lot of connective tissues, but these two are the most important as they work like a scaffold for the cells in our arteries, muscles and organs. As many Paleo recipe books point out, the diet helps you lose weight, but it’s also rich in amino acids that literally keep our bodies from falling apart.
Not only do these soups make you feel full without gaining extra pounds, but they have other health benefits as well. Tests have confirmed the health benefits of the Paleo diet,. Suffice to say that the ingredients in these soups help our bodies heal and become more immune to injury and disease. In fact there’s evidence that a well prepared Paleo soup recipe helps repair the microscopic damage your tissues and blood vessels suffer due to infection and inflammation.
If there wasn’t scientific evidence to back these up, it’s easy to be skeptical, but the fact is even Paleo recipes dessert can reduce inflammation because the ingredients are naturally made. Going back to Paleo and bone broth soups, it’s worth pointing out that their antioxidants play an important part in the digestive system, in particular glycine as it regulates gastric acid secretion. Furthermore, research indicates that these soups play a major role in detoxifying your body, something that a Practical Paleo cookbook should point out.
Now that you know their health benefits, it’s time to try out some recipes. While easy to make as other Paleo recipes snacks, they’re very nutritious. Even if you’re a kitchen novice, these recipes shouldn’t give you any problems preparation wise. Not only is it easy, but the ingredients are widely available and can be purchased in your local grocery, if you don’t already have them in the fridge.
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cold water
1 cup tomato juice
3/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 long red chili, seeds removed
3 peeled garlic cloves, large
1 small red pepper, seeds and core out, chopped
1 cucumber, medium, seeded and peeled
1 small red onion, chopped coarsely and peeled
8 ripe tomatoes
To get started on this Practical Paleo diet soup, boil a saucepan of water and put the tomatoes in it. Let them boil for 20 seconds. Remove the tomatoes and rinse them under cold running water and remove the skin, the seeds and cut in quarters.
If you haven’t already, peel the cucumber and remove the seeds. As any Practical Paleo review can tell you, the next step is to cut the veggies and process the onion, garlic, chili, orange zest with tomato juice and water. Next, add the pepper, salt, orange juice, vinegar and olive oil. You should process quickly but not to the point it starts to foam. You may add more tomato juice or water depending on the consistency you desire.
You can serve the soup right away with some Paleo diet smoothies or you can store in the refrigerator for an hour. The total preparation time is 30 minutes, and it’s good for 4 to 6 servings.
If you’re into the Paleo Mediterranean diet but want to try something different, give the Paleo Chicken Tortilla recipe a try.
2 large chicken breasts, skinned and cut into half inch strips
1 Oz can of diced tomatoes
1-2 cups water
Fresh cracked pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. tomato paste
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of shredded carrots
2 jalapenos, diced and de-seeded
1 sweet onion, diced
32 ounces organic chicken broth
Preparation is as fast any Paleo diet delivery, as you just need to get a crockpot, set the oven to medium high heat and put some olive oil and ¼ cup of chicken broth in it. Just like with any Paleo diet food plan that includes soup, you need to add the pepper, sea salt, jalapeno, garlic and onions and cook until they’re soft. If necessary, add more broth.
When the soup has attained the consistency you want, add the remaining ingredients and pour sufficient water so the crockpot is filled to the top. Cover it and let the soup cook for a couple of hours. Taste it every now and then and add salt and pepper if necessary.
As soon as the chicken is cooked you’ll have no trouble shredding it. You can use a wooden spoon to press against the chicken and the pieces should give way easily. Or you can use tongs or a fork to tear apart the chicken. Once the pieces are shredded, you can top it off with some fresh cilantro or avocado slices.
If you would like a Paleo chili soup, check out this recipe (insert Paleo Chili Recipe link).
As you can see, preparing these recipes isn’t that difficult and you just need to have the ingredients readily available. It’s really no different from preparing gluten free breakfasts, and if you’re interested in those click here (insert link for Gluten Free breakfast ideas article) for some recipes that I prepared.