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Turkey White Bean Soup (It Doesn’t Even Need To Be Christmas)

In this post we look at a delicious and nutritious Turkey White Bean Soup. It is Number 2 of our Festive Recipes and I hope you try it, it is one of the very best Christmas Soups ever!

How Can A Soup Help To Burn Belly Fat?

The answer is that one of the ingredients is a secret weapon against stubborn belly fat. The white bean.

What Is In A White Bean? Christmas Soups.

In this recipe we suggest you use Cannellini Beans, however you could select others. The vast majority of beans are highly regarded for boosting and aiding weight loss.

One of the reasons that beans are so effective for weight loss is because they act as alpha amylase inhibitors.

In simple terms that means they help stop us absorbing carbohydrates quickly. The inhibitor locks the enzymes responsible for carb digestion.

We know when we are trying to lose weight that cutting carbs is a top priority. Adding beans to your diet will help you lower your carbs effectively.

In fact the Cannellini bean has been used to develop a weight loss supplement with clinical research showing it to be safe and extremely effective.

A research article in the International Journal of Medical Sciences evidences clinical trials that proved extracts from the white bean were responsible for body change, this included a reduction in body mass index, a reduction in body fat, and a maintained lean body mass.

Cannellini beans are very low in calories but they help us to feel full. This makes them perfect for adding to your diet when trying to lose weight.

Pretty powerful stuff for the humble Cannellini!

Cannellini Beans - Christmas Soups Turkey And White Bean Soup
Cannellini Beans – Christmas Soups Turkey And White Bean Soup

It is derived from the much loved chicken noodle soups. In this recipe we replace the noodles with cannellini beans. Much healthier and, in my opinion, much tastier!

This is a brilliant recipe for your festive Christmas Day feast or a perfect way to use up leftovers on Boxing Day or later in the week! It is equally as good made with chicken, goose or other poultry.

Christmas Soups – Turkey White Bean Soup.

Turkey And Cannellini

Turkey And White Bean Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This delicious soup is perfect for your Christmas festivities.

Wonderful served as the soup course for a full Christmas Day banquet, or equally it can be prepared as a great light lunch for Boxing Day as a way to use up leftover holiday turkey.

This recipe is a healthy take on traditional chicken noodle soup, the egg noodles are replaced with white beans and an assortment of fresh vegetables to create a hearty and truly delicious soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Leek, diced
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, diced
  • Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock, Organic
  • 3 inch Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans Cannellini Beans (2 x 15oz rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups Turkey, cooked and shredded
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach, coarsely chopped

Garnish (Optional)

  • Chopped Parsley
  • Parmesan Cheese (Shaved)

Instructions

  1. Turkey And White Bean SoupHeat the extra virgin olive oil in a large soup pot using a medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, leeks, carrots, and jalapeno pepper. Cook over a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and have developed some color. This will take approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Add the bay leaves, the dried herbs, and the cayenne pepper and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until you notice that the herbs have become fragrant.
  2. Cannellini Beans - Christmas Soups Turkey And White Bean SoupAdd chicken stock, parmesan, water, and cannellini beans to the pot. Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a rolling boil. Once it has begun to boil, reduce heat back to medium low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes. Add the shredded turkey and spinach to the pot and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. You want the spinach to have wilted, but has not lost its color. Make sure the turkey is heated through. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve immediately with some shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

Options For Protein Base


You may use any poultry for this dish. If you do not wish to use Turkey you can replace with Chicken or Goose.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 11gSugar: 5gProtein: 32g

Nutrition Information should be used as a guide only. It will depend upon the ingredients added and amounts of garnish.

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Looking for a great festive drink? Try Our wonderful Cinnamon and Cumin Infused Cranberry Spritzer.

Christmas Soups Turkey White Bean Soup

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Turkey White Bean Soup (It Doesn\'T Even Need To Be Christmas)

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