I had absolutely no intentions of sharing this recipe but it’s SO GOOD I had to!

I’ve been fighting a head cold for almost a week

(pregnant + chasing a toddler + not feeling well = no bueno!)

so I needed something extra healthy to give myself a boost in hopes of shaking it off!

When I saw –> the original recipe on Giada at Home <– (which you can click to view, as I did make some changes) I knew it would be the perfect, healthy recipe to try.

turkey kale brown rice

What I used:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 shallots, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp Herbes de Provence
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth (& more as necessary)
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 bunch of kale, chopped. (About 4 packed cups.) *I buy mine pre-cut/in a bag & I put in 4 generous handfuls.
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • Shredded parmesan cheese to sprinkle over your bowl. We only had mozzarella & it still tasted amazing!

What I did:

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shallots, carrots, bell pepper & garlic. Saute until the vegetables begin to brown/soften, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the ground turkey and stir until fully cooked & slightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in the Herbes de Provence.
  • Add 4 cups broth, tomatoes and rice. Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the kale and season with salt & pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan. ENJOY.

I really had no expectations for this soup– except that it was healthy, haha– & we were SO surprised how much we all loved it. It tastes like stuffed peppers in a soup! Hubby did add some red pepper flakes to his for some extra heat & Giovanni asked for seconds..

Consensus: Hubby + kid approved :)

I hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by!

xokristen