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Meal prep for the holidays! This Zuppa Toscana soup is a perfect thaw-and-go meal

Get some meal prep started for busy holiday dinners.

You’ve got gifts to wrap, parties to plan, shopping to do. The holiday season is guaranteed to get busy.

Suzy Robertson says if you meal prep now, you can spend more time celebrating later.

Find more of Suzy’s recipes at learntocookhealthy.com, or on Instagram, @suzysnaturalhealthmovement.

Suzy Robertson and Studio 5 Health Contributor Mikki Eberhardt are offering a Healthy Holiday Freezer Meal course. They’ll teach you the art of meal prepping and how to stock your freezer with delicious, ready-to-heat dinners that will save you time during the busiest time of year. Find the course here.

 

 

Light Zuppa Toscana Soup

serving size: 6-8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb. turkey sausage
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 6 c. chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 16-20 oz. frozen O’Brien potatoes
  • 1 c. organic whole milk, (or sub with coconut milk for dairy-free option)
  • 2-4 c. kale, chopped with stems removed
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

METHOD

  1. Chop onion & kale.
  2. Place all ingredients in a freezer-proof container of your choice. I like to use Gallon size bags but you can use whatever you prefer.  You can either make the freezer meal with the chicken broth & milk or freeze it without and then add it to the crockpot right before serving.
  3. Remove all the air from the bag & seal it. Let all ingredients go to the bottom of the bag and fold over the top of the bag & tape it if desired.

When Ready to Cook

  1. Place bag contents into  the crockpot & cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.  Season with salt and pepper if needed before serving.  Add more red pepper flakes for heat, if desired & serve!

Substitute

You can substitute the frozen O’Brien potatoes for 4 russet potatoes, sliced.  I prefer to do the O’Brien for sake of ease but the thinly sliced russets are amazing too!


Suzy Robertson is a mother of all boys—who spends a lot of time in the kitchen creating recipes that are healthy and delicious. She stands by her five favorites: family, faith, friends, fun, and of course, food! She’s an advocate for balance. She teaches women how to create a healthy lifestyle centered on real food that’s family-friendly, sustainable, and delicious

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