Homemade Vegetable Soup with Delicious Flavor
With health and wellness in mind, you can't go wrong with a comforting bowl of vegetable soup! You can add any vegetables that you have available to you or that are in season. We have enjoyed this over the last couple weeks after giving it a try. We really liked how the recipe turned out and there's actually two variations to help mix meals up. I'll share those at the end.
The best reason for making this homemade soup is to enjoy lots of nutrients from the vegetables. As a time hack for busy families, you can even use organic frozen vegetables! Please customize the vegetables depending on preference and the amount on how big of a pot you're making.
Here's a list of ingredients that I have used to make the soup a few times. It turned out to be delicious each time. I can't wait to hear what you added and how it turns out for you!
Ingredients for Homemade Soup:
Directions for Homemade Soup:
I continue to monitor the soup, stir at times, and keep the heat low during the entire preparation.
*We find it convenient buying packaged food and pantry items in bulk on amazon, including our spices. We have found they are much more affordable than purchasing smaller containers at the store plus we are able to find a better quality items too. Visit my Amazon list to see what I recommend!
There's two ways to enjoy this soup.
By following these directions you will create a delicious vegetable soup with a classic vegetable broth. I also want to share that I learned how to make a creamy vegetable soup this year too. You don't have to add or change anything to this fantastic recipe either!
If you're looking for a creamier broth, simply take about 2 cups of the cooked vegetable soup and blend it in a food processor or blender. Take the blended soup and stir it back into the original pot of soup. The more soup you put into the blender and add back to the original pot, the thicker your soup will get. We use a Ninja Blender with a glass pitcher to help reduce the amount of plastic that we are exposed to.
I hope you enjoy this simple soup cooking tip! I know we really did. It was nice to make a thinker soup without adding any heavy cream.
Quick tips for optimizing wellness on this recipe:
We purposely choose to eliminate the store bought broth in this recipe. Personally, we feel there's no need to add the long list of ingredients that comes along with the packaged vegetable, chicken, or beef broth to your homemade vegetable soup.
Typically, you will see "natural" flavoring or artificial flavoring on broth label. Those are red flags to us and we try our best to skip on the product if we see them on the label. Natural flavor just means it's ingredients derived from nature and most often made from unhealthy natural material thats synthesized in a lab. Artificial flavoring are synthetic ingredients. We avoid both because all of those little ingredients act in our body in certain ways. Our goal is t limit exposure to all these little things.
In premade packaged broth you may see "spices" or other additives and preservatives on the label and personally we do our best to avoid those ingredient too. It's an easy way to avoid unwanted processing by-products that come from making ingredients and monosodium glutamate or MSG. MSG is often found in processed foods and is a known excitotoxin which is a neurotransmitter that kills brain cells. For this reason, we like adding our own spices, salts, and flavor to control every ingredient we are eating. We get most of those on amazon. Follow my amazon shopping list here! Remember, you a essentially making the best broth by just simmering water and vegetables on low while cooking the soup.
Try to buy organic to help reduce the amount of fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicide you are exposed to through food too. If you can not always buy organic then follow the Environmental Working Group clean 15 and dirty dozen lists.
Food and ingredients are pretty interesting! Here are four very informative books that have really helped us learn how to replace unhealthy items from our home and control ingredients we are exposed to everyday. If you're ready to make small healthy changes in your home, I highly recommend reading one of these books.
Lastly, learn more about Young Living Vitality Essential Oils by reading my vitality guide. I have several posts that you can find by using the search feature on the home page and I have more book recommendations on the resource page. We have put a few homemade food recipes on here now and they have received excellent feedback! Please continue to share your experiences in the comments below.
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The Oil Sister
My name is Missy and I am the owner of Essentially Well LLC and the primary author of "The Oil Sister". Challenging myself to learn about natural health and wellness has been a life-changing experience for me. I want to share what I have learned with YOU!
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