I know it’s time to light up the grill and shift gears to more springy and summery meals, but I just have to sneak one more soup recipe in before I totally shift gears. You’re going to love this Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup, and it’s really easy to make, as well. In fact, this recipe is my next installment of weeknight meals. I’m going to add that category for you on my Recipes page, so you’ll have all these meals conveniently collected in one place. Refer to it whenever you get stuck on what to make for a quick, healthy, affordable dinner. I brought this soup to a potluck at my church that was right before the Maundy Thursday service…I made a double batch and there was none left afterwards!
This soup is full of healthy nutrients! The peas and turkey add protein, the onions add cancer fighting phytonutrients, and the corn and other veggies add fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals. It’s important to find meals like this one, that make you feel full, without using empty calories to do so. Empty calories are calories that don’t actually provide you with nutritional value. Refined flours and other refined carbs are definitely in this category. Most processed foods are full of empty calories, which is why they should be avoided! If you eat a wide variety of real, whole foods, especially vegetables, you will be sure to give your body the building blocks it needs to be healthy, fit, and strong.
By the way, I recommend using organic frozen vegetables, because they are non-GMO. I recommend using organic canned tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and chicken broth, because there are generally less harmful chemicals in them. Make sure to check your chicken broth for barley if you need it to be gluten free (barley has gluten).
Before we get to the recipe for the Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.