A Very Chardy Soup

Yikes, sorry I didn’t post anything in January! It was a stressful month, my husband had the flu and our cat died and both kids had a series of colds. I didn’t get ANY of the sickness though. And not for lack of exposure. That’s the power of a healthy diet and regular exercise.

I have a new soup to post. Like all my soups, it’s pretty simple. I loved it and it’s overflowing with green goodness, it’s almost entirely made of chard. The husband and one kid gave it thumbs up, the other kid doesn’t like anything, so she doesn’t really count.

Chard, Red Potato and (Veggie) Italian Sausage Soup
Makes 6 generous servings

2 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 link veggie italian sausage (I used Field Roast brans, but Yves and Trader Joes’ both have decent versions), diced
4 medium red potatoes, skin on, diced
8 cups vegetable broth
2 bunches chard, chopped

Sautee onion in olive oil until softened and lightly browned, add garlic, sausage and potatoes and cook a few more minutes until potatoes begin to brown. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender. Add chard and cook 2-3 minutes more. Serve with freshly ground salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of parmesan if you eat cheese.

Calories 212

Calories from fat 62
Total Fat 6.9g

Saturated Fat 1.2g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 1370mg
Total Carbohydrates 27.8
Dietary Fiber 5.1g
Protein 11.8g

Vitamin A 188% Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 12% Iron 24%

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