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Loaded No Potato Soup

Cleaning-Up-Pinterest-Graphic_revLoaded No Potato Soup with garnish SO Yummy and Healthy

This week we are cleaning up Pinterest! We all see certain recipes repinned over and over again. Full disclosure here, there are times when Jessica and I see the things our friends are pinning and cringe. Ugh, while I’m sure they taste great, there are so many completely unhealthy recipes floating around Pinterest. We are taking some of those top recipes and creating a clean and healthy alternative. I know I know, sometimes it’s hard to resist repinning the beautifully photographed and yummy looking recipes for the “best cookies” in the world. And, of course, we should all makes that recipe, once. But, for everyday meals we should stick to the healthier side of Pinterest. So, with that in mind, we are taking the week to “Clean Up Pinterest.

I’m getting started with this recipe I found on a Huffington Post article –  Pinterest’s 15 Most Popular Pins of All Time. This beauty was number 4. Here is a link to the pin http://www.pinterest.com/pin/200480620881860689/ You’ll see it’s been pinned more than 58,000 times! It’s a recipe for Loaded Potato Soup from a restaurant at Disneyland. I’m sure it is supremely delicious. But, as our regular readers know, we have worked hard to eliminate white potatoes from our diet. Potato soup is something I miss dearly. I make our whipped cauliflower a lot which does help fulfill my potato craving, but oh how I miss the soup.

The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to peel potatoes! You start by sauteing the veggies along with a slice of uncured turkey bacon, then boil the cauliflower. Add them all together, then mix in some coconut milk and chicken or vegetable broth. Blend it all together and you have a creamy loaded no potato soup that could fool just about anyone!

Here is a side by side comparison of the nutritional facts for each recipe*:

 My Clean Kitchen: Loaded No Potato Soup  Pinterest: Loaded Potato Soup
Calories: 174 Calories: 733
Total Fat: 11 g Total Fat: 40 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg Cholesterol: 132 g
Sodium: 153 mg Sodium: 582 g
Total Carbohydrates: 17 g Total Carbohydrates: 78 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g Dietary Fiber: 7g
Sugar: 7 g Sugar: 5 g
Protein:6 g Protein: 20 g

Loaded No Potato Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients

2 heads cauliflower, stems removed and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 slice uncured turkey bacon (optional)

2 tbls coconut oil (separated)

1 sprig rosemary, leaves removed from stalk

1 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 cup coconut creamer or milk

Sea salt, to taste

Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Optional Garnish

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3-4 sliced uncured turkey bacon, cooked and chopped

1/4 cup chives, chopped

Crispy Shallots (1/4 shallot, sliced thin & 1 tbls coconut oil)

Instructions

  1. Place bacon slice into large stock pot and crisp. Break apart and return to pot.(If not using the bacon, add the coconut oil now) Add onion, celery, and carrots to stockpot with bacon. Add 1 tbls of coconut. Saute until tender. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. Carefully add enough water to cover the two chopped heads of cauliflower to the stockpot. Add the cauliflower and garlic, bring to a boil. Cook about 12-14 minutes or until cauliflower if fork tender.
  3. Drain the cauliflower and return cauliflower and vegetable mixture to the stockpot or a food processor. If using the stockpot, use the immersion blender to smooth soup into until creamy, adding the coconut cream, broth, salt and pepper gradually until well combined. If using food processor, add coconut cream and broth slowly as well as salt and pepper until soup is creamy.
  4. Serve hot with desired garnish.
  5. For Crispy Shallot
  6. Put coconut oil in a small saute pan over medium high heat.
  7. Add shallots and allow to sizzle and crisp for about 30 seconds -1 minute.
  8. Remove before they burn and garnish soup.
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No Potato Soup without cheese SO GOOD

 

*Disclaimer: Nutritional information estimated using nutritiondata.com. The totals are based on the recipe serving size and may not be accurate. Data is subject to the availability of specific foods in their database. Not all ingredients are always available and suitable substitution may be made. Nutrition data is provided for reference only.

 

 

 

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