Paleo Crockpot Soups

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Learn how to cook low carb-paleo crockpot soups that the whole family will love!

Do you love the colors and aromas of fall as much as I do?

This is the perfect time to pull out the crockpot from under your cabinet and utilize it for some low carb cooking.

Who said low carb had to be boring?           

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite Paleo soups, stews and casseroles, just in time for the holidays. I challenge you, this year for the holidays; try some new recipes your family and friends will all love. These won’t leave you feeling guilty either!

The leaves are falling, the weather is getting cooler, and I’m in the mood for soup! Not just any soup, paleo crockpot soups and stews. Just throw in your ingredients that morning and forget it. I truly love crockpot cooking!

The Paleo lifestyle isn’t for everyone, but when I work with my clients, we do focus on low carb eating. And that’s not to say all carbs are bad, but we do work on cutting out the bad carbs from your diet.

And as you’ve heard me say before, fats aren’t what make us fat, it’s all the processed sugar we ingest daily, all those hidden sugars that we don’t need.

So yes, everyone needs to work on reducing the amount of sugar from their diets. No one needs coffee and donuts for breakfast. You don’t need to grab that coke and candy bar for lunch. Our bodies need real whole foods to perform at their peak.

Ok, I’ll get off my soap box for the moment, and get to the real reason you’re here, delicious full flavored real whole food soups. These paleo crockpot soups are so easy to throw together and everyone will be raving.

There are plenty of websites that offer paleo recipes, but I am going to share some of my favorites with you.

First, who doesn’t love a hot bowl of chicken soup on a cold day? This is a spin on traditional chicken soup, but I think you will love it.

Crockpot Chicken and Tomato Soup                   Dollarphotoclub_36898950 (2)

Ingredients:

8 frozen skinless boneless chicken breast
2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2- 14 oz. cans of coconut milk (full fat), do not shake before opening can to avoid separation
2 14 oz. can diced tomatoes and juice
2 cups of chicken broth
1 small can of tomato paste
1/2 jar of your favorite tomato sauce
Sea Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:

Put all the above ingredients into the crock-pot, cook for 9 hours on low. After 9 hours take two forks and shred the chicken, set the crock-pot on warm till ready to serve.

This next recipe is one of my favorites. I could literally eat it 5 days in a row! I love sweet potatoes and I love chili, so this is the best of both worlds for me. Sweet potatoes pair excellently with any type of meat. The spicier the better.

Best Sweet Potato Chili                             

Ingredients:

1 pound ground turkey or beef

1 sweet onion diced

½ green pepper diced

3 cloves minced garlic (2 tsp garlic powder can be substituted)

2 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp dried oregano

2 tsp sea salt

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney or black beans

2 sweet potatoes (cut into small chunks)

1-28 oz. whole tomatoes

1-6 oz. can tomato paste

 

Instructions:

Place meat, onions, garlic, spices and sea salt in crockpot. Stir to mix. Next add sweet potatoes. Top with the beans. Puree your tomatoes and paste together in a food processor. Pour this over the top. Cook on low for 8-10 hrs or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

(Optional toppings- avocado, cheese or Greek yogurt)

Both of these recipes make a hearty meal for a cool fall evening. Just throw them together in the morning before leaving for work, and when you get home, the aroma will have everyone’s mouths watering.

Plus you won’t spend all evening in the kitchen! Utilize your slow cooker to make some amazing healthy meals for your family. All it takes is a little planning and the right recipe.

Until next time.

 

 

 

 

 

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