I’ve gotten some requests for quick all-in-one recipes so here’s an idea quite like a meal in a bowl. It’s got your lean protein, carbs, veg and since it’s made from scratch with fresh ingredients, it’s full of nutrients unlike your canned versions. You know we Irish are famous for our one-pot meals!
1 cup white onion – fine dice
1 cup carrot – small dice
2 garlic cloves – minced
½ cup red pepper – fine dice
10 cups low-sodium chicken/veg broth
½ lb. organic ground turkey – rolled into meatballs (½ size golf ball)
1 bouquet garni (thyme, oregano, bay leaf)
1 packet stuffed tortellini (store bought but choose the fresh packaged preferably)
2 cups chopped raw baby spinach
2 tbsp fresh basil
1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat large soup pot on medium low heat for 1 minute. Add 2 tbsp olive oil. Add diced onions, peppers, carrot and garlic to pot and stir. Saute for 6-7 minutes, stirring. Do not brown. Add broth and bouquet garni. Bring to a boil and once boiling reduce to a simmer. Add meatballs to soup and simmer for 1 hour, partially covered with lid.
Once soup has simmered for 1 hour, add in tortellini. Increase heat to medium and cook for additional 10 minutes or until tortellini are cooked through.
To Finish: Add chopped raw spinach, fresh basil and lemon zest.
Taste and season as required.
Makes great leftovers for lunch!
Let me know what you think.
Gavan Murphy is the The Healthy Irishman.
Fueling your body with healthy food. Fueling your mind with the wealth of health.
All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers’ market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.