It has been freezing here the last few days. The dogs run out on the deck and turn right around and run back inside. So much for them taking advantage of a freedom run off the leash! It's cold and makes me want to run back inside for warm soup.
I was just starting to play with food recipes when I discovered this one a couple of winters ago. I swapped out some basic ingredients like cheese and milk for Daiya brand cashew cheese and almond milk. Too much dairy can cause bags under the eyes. It was fantastic! It boosted my confidence in my ability to find ways to make healthy delicious meals.
Since winter is the time of year many people get sick, what is the best thing to eat? Foods that boost your immunity like the broccoli found in my broccoli cheddar soup.
That is just one of the many benefits of broccoli. It has many more like it:
Is packed with vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds.
Has antioxidants that have health-protective effects.
May contribute to reduced inflammation.
Could protect against certain types of cancer.
Antioxidants and fiber may aid in blood sugar control.
Could support heart health in several ways.
Assists with healthy digestion and reduced constipation.
Might slow mental decline and support healthy brain function.
Could help slow the aging process.
Has plenty of Vitamin C to assist with a healthy immune system.
Can support dental and oral health.
Could promote healthy bones and joints.
Contains nutrient content that may support a healthy pregnancy.
Might protect skin from sun damage.
Source "Top 14 Health Benefits of Broccoli"
- 2 medium broccoli florets, chopped
- 2 pouches of Daiya Deluxe Cheese Sauce
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 12 cups of almond milk
- 4 tbsp. Bragg's. Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
Empty Daiya cheddar pouches and almond milk in a crock pot.
Turn the crock pot to high.
Chop and dice the onion, tomato., and broccoli.
Add the vegetables with the nutritional yeast and stir.
Turn down to low and cook for at least 4 more hours.
Healthy foods help your body fight aging from free radicals. They also help give your body the nutrients it needs to fight off infection and illness. So enjoy a nice bowl of soup for dinner with the knowledge that you're eating healthy, delicious food. Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. I hope you find this a delicious start to your day.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.