It was one of those nights – cold, rainy and windy. I wanted to cook something healthy to combat the post-Valentine’s Day chocolate and sugar fatigue. I looked into the fridge and found some basics: chicken, kale, sweet potatoes, carrots and mushrooms.
I told the kids I was going to be making “Superman’s Soup.” Nate wanted to know why I gave it such a silly name. I told him that it was the kind of soup that gave Superman the energy he needed in order to fly. Nate was doubtful then, that he would like such a healthy concoction. Thankfully, he was wrong! This was my first time cooking with kale, and we were all surprised at how yummy it is. It added a slightly nutty flavor to the soup. Here’s the recipe:
* Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
* 1 cup of carrots, chopped and diced
* 1 cup of mushrooms, rinsed and washed
* 1 cup of chopped onions
* 2 cups of kale, washed and ripped into smaller pieces away from the tough stems
* 2 cups of sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 10 cups of chicken stock
* salt, pepper, minced garlic
Pre-cook the boneless chicken breasts until they are tender. Let them cool slightly and slice them, or tear them apart for a more “shredded” look for the chicken.
In your soup pot, add the chicken stock, and heat on low. Add the cooked chicken breasts, carrots, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes and kale. Let the soup simmer until the potatoes and carrots are tender. Use the salt, pepper and garlic to season to your own taste.
Enjoy! I hope your family like Superman’s Soup as much as mine did…