Nourishing Zuppa Toscana

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 5 ounces shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium parsnip, diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, microplaned
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast (pasture-raised if possible)
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

Method

Step 1 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Add a ½ tablespoon avocado oil to a large pot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shiitake mushrooms and fry until browned, about 5 minutes, then remove from the pot and set aside.

Step 3 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 3

While the mushrooms cook, toss the diced parsnip with a ½ tablespoon of avocado oil and scatter out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until tender and slightly golden. Once ready, remove from the oven and set aside.

Step 4 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Add the remaining tablespoon of avocado oil to the pot followed by the onions. Sauté over medium heat until translucent, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Add the garlic, all of the spices, and season with the salt and pepper. Cook while stirring for 1 minute, until fragrant.

Step 5 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Add the ground turkey, and fry until fully cooked while using a spoon to break the turkey up, about 7 minutes.

Step 6 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Step 7 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 7

After 15 minutes, add the coconut milk, kale, and the fried shiitake mushrooms. Simmer until the kale is tender, then remove from heat and serve.

Step 8 Nourishing Zuppa Toscana Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Serve the soup topped with the crispy parsnips and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 306, Total Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 605mg, Carbohydrates: 21g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 29g, Net Carbs: 16g

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