|Amazing Delicious Turkey Barley and Sweet Potato Soup by Skinny Kitchen|
Amazing Delicious Turkey Barley and Sweet Potato Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
1 (32 ounce) container reduced-sodium chicken broth (we like Swanson’s Organic reduced-sodium.)
1(14oz) can reduced- sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup dried pearl barley
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon from a jar)
1 ¼ cups carrots, sliced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup onions, chopped (~1 small onion)
2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (~2 sweet potatoes)
1 ½ cups cooked turkey breast (skin removed), diced
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1. In a large pot add the chicken broth and barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. In the meantime, in a pan add the olive oil, garlic, carrots, celery, onions, and sauté until vegetables are soft (~ 5 minutes)
3. Add the sautéed vegetables to the broth. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes
4. Add the sweet potatoes and season with pepper. Continue to cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
5. Stir in the cooked turkey and cook 10 minutes longer.
Makes 8 cups
Barley dates back to the Stone Age. The ancient Greeks relied on barley to make bread and athletes attributed much of their strength and physical growth to their barley rich diet.
Pearled barley in high in cholesterol- lowering fiber and is low in fat. A single serving offers 11% of the RDA of iron and has a fair amount of folate and niacin.
You can find dried pearl barley in the supermarket aisle with the dried beans.
If desired, substitute chicken for the turkey.
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup
162 cal, 2g fat, 10g protein, 26g carbs, 5g fiber, 418mg sodium, 5g sugar
FAT FACTS: for a regular cup of Turkey, Barley and Sweet Potato Soup
260 cal, 8g fat, 10g protein, 26g carbs, 4.8g fiber, 1074mg sodium, 5g sugar
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Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
Categories: barley soup, Borscht soup recipe, guest blogger, guest post, healthy soups, Nancy Fox, recipes, Skinny KItchen, turkey soups, weight watchers.
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