Healthy Eating: Your daily multi-vitamin in one soup

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soupI love cooking on my slow cooker, because if you are a busy working professional or a busy stay-at-home mommy, you can start it and come back to it later. I love it. As I said earlier, I admit to not being the over-the-top, bubbly type of personality. The kinda happy that you can only find at the two happiest places on earth: Disneyland and Trader Joe’s.

If you get the “bummies” like I do, regulating it “el natural” can definitely be a challenge. You end up needing to juggle a little more than the average flawed humanoid. So, why make the chemicals in your brain go more haywire? Sometimes keeping things simple means less drama in your life. Less drama means a calmer spirit, a better mindset, and a stress free, healthier body. What you eat is apart of who you are because it affects more than just your pant size.

Red Cabbage & Greens with Tofu Soup

  • 2 cup of chopped red cabbage
  • 1 large chopped portobello mushroom
  • 1 small bushel of chopped bok choy
  • 2 stems of chopped celery
  • 1 large sweet potato chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup of chopped sweet onion
  • 3 teaspoons of accent
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 4 tablespoons of Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • ¼ cup of sesame ginger marinade (or a marinade of your choice)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 diced green chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly sliced ginger
  • 12 oz of extra firm tofu, sliced   foodprep

Make things EASY on yourself! Chop them all up, dump it all in to the slow cooker, add water, turn it on high, and walk away. By the time you get home…you’ve got a very nutritious soup.

Vitamins & Minerals in this soup: (vitamins and minerals not necessarily in the order from highest to lowest amount):

Red Cabbage

  • Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, Manganese, Fiber, Potassium, Folate, Copper, Choline, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Protein

Portobello Mushroom

  • Vitamin B3, B5, B6, B2, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Selenium, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Protein

Bok Choy

  • Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Sodium

Chopped Celery

  • Vitamin K, Molybdenum, Folate, Potassium, Fiber, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, B6, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin A

Sweet Potato

  • Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B3, B1, B2, Phosphorus

Green Onion

  • Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, B6 Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folate, Choline, Lycopene, Lutein+Zeazanthin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosporus, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Water, Ash

Sweet Onion

  • Biotin, Manganese, Vitamin B6, B1, Copper, Vitamin C, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Folate

Ginger

  • Vitamin A, C, E, K, Vitamin B6, B5, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Fiber, Sodium, Iron, Folates, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Protein, Phosphorus, Zinc

Garlic

  • Manganese, Vitamin B6, B1, Vitamin C, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium

Green Chili Pepper

  • Protein, Fiber, Folate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Thaimin, Vitamin A, C, E, K, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Carotene-B, Carotene-A, Cryptoxanthin-B, Lutein-Zeaxanthin

Tofu- Extra Firm

  • Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Protein, Phosphorus, Omega 3 fats, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B

Bragg’s liquid aminos

  • Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Valine, Lysine

Wow, after this list…I am not sure you are going to need to take a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. You might be pregnant, nursing, or perhaps you are totally healthy. Or just maybe you are someone who is lacking in nutrients, either way who wouldn’t want an extra pep in their step? In any case, we should all think about what we eat and learn about the foods we consume. One bowl of this soup will provide all the nutrients you need.

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