Healthy Soup Recipes for Those with Afib
The next step is to get in the kitchen and start creating nourishing soups for yourself with these healthy soup recipes.
Here are two great-tasting healthy soup recipes you can get started with:
Beef Barley Vegetable Soup
This soup contains every imaginable nutrient...
- 1 large beef bone, about 4 inches long by 1 inch thick
- 2 pounds beef, diced or sliced into cubes that are bite-sized
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1 bunch green onions
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 4 carrots, shredded
- 2 leaves kale, sliced
- 1 bunch parsley, sliced
- 1 bunch watercress
- 3 ribs celery, diced
- 1 bell peppers, cored and diced
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 cup barley, washed and preferably soaked overnight, then rinsed
- 3 quarts water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small saute pan, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil until done. Add to large soup pot.
- Next add the beef bone.
- In a separate large saute pan, sear the beef cubes long enough so the outside is brown but the inside still remains raw. This will take about 5 minutes. Add the beef to the soup pot.
- Next add the vegetables, barley and water. Squeeze a lemon into the soup to help pull the minerals out of the bone.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Simmer on low for about 45 minutes, covered.
Here are a few other ideas to pump up this soup with even more nutrients:
- If you have any pumpkins around near the fall harvest festivals, add cubed pumpkin. This will give you plenty of beta carotene.
- Yams are another good addition, as these vegetables contain greater amounts of beta-carotene than carrots, like pumpkins.
- You could try substituting einkorn wheat for the barley. Einkorn wheat is the original wheat that people ate thousands of years ago. It's available online.