I believe any favorite meal can have a lighter side. Our family has many favorite dishes, one of them being the super hearty bowl of albondigas soup. I looooove this soup. But I also love it’s healthy counterpart.
Turkey (Albondigas) Meatball Soup with Kale
1 lb ground lean turkey
1/2 cup long grain rice, uncooked
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 cilantro, minced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1 head kale, stalks and ribs removed
2 tsp salt and/or pepper to taste
8-10 cups water
Combine meatball ingredients. Mix well. Roll mixture into bite sized meatballs, about 1 inch round. The cilantro will be sticking out, but that’s okay. It will fall off in the broth as it cooks and taste delicious.
And dig in to that light and healthy comfort.
Serves 6. Prep 10-15 min. Cook 30 min.
I had my sister and her beau over for this meal. I felt like those cooking shows where the host is expecting company and is cooking to impress. I also served some Horchata Ice Cream and had them sample the Vegan Carrot Bread. All was oh so delicious, and hardly a bite left for lunch the next day.
*This recipe is GFCF approved and autism friendly.
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