Turkey meatball and veggie soup

Happy New Year!! I’m definitely looking forward to 2017 and hoping that it will be a great year filled with new adventures, happiness, love and healing ❤

I also wanted to share an easy and yummy soup recipe. With the cold weather here I’ve been eating more soups and this is definitely a good one. I love turkey meatballs and usually eat them at least once a week. They add a nice amount of protein to the soup, which is helpful as that tends to reduce my food cravings.

I buy pre-made meatballs because they’re easy to use, but if you’re more ambitious than I am you can definitely make them yourself.

Also, feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand, this is a flexible recipe. I had a bag of frozen broccoli so I used that and it worked really well.

Turkey meatball and veggie soup

Serves 2-3

8-10 turkey meatballs

2 cups chopped vegetables, fresh or frozen- such as broccoli, green beans, squash, etc.

2 cups coarsely chopped potatoes, russett or yellow potatoes

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes

2-3 chicken bouillon cubes (or 4 cups chicken broth)

4 cups water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

pinch of ground pepper (optional)

In a medium or large pot add the oil and turn the heat onto medium. When the oil heats up add the onion and saute until somewhat translucent. Next, add the water, bouillon cubes, tomatoes, potatoes and ground pepper. Heat until boiling and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are softening.

If using frozen vegetables and meatballs pre-heat them in the microwave for 5 minutes to help defrost.

Add the vegetables and meatballs to the soup and cook for 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are cooked through. Serve and enjoy!

A few photos 🙂

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