Golden yellow and loaded with superfoods! This Turmeric, Chicken, Chickpea and Vegetable Soup is perfect to make when you’re feeling under the weather or just craving a flavorful and healthy soup!
I thought I’d hop on the turmeric train and give it a try in this Turmeric, Chicken, Chickpea and Vegetable Soup. I’m so glad I did! This soup is loaded with superfoods and a must make while it’s still soup season.
It is February right? I ask because I wore shorts nearly every day last week and both Thursday and Friday our highs were in the 70’s! It seriously felt like summer and I had to keep reminding myself that there were still at least two more months of cold weather.
Of course the perfect weather all during the week ended just in time for the weekend. Saturday night it decided to rain and it was significantly cooler Sunday morning. Needless to say I was not wearing my shorts and the winter jacket came back out of the closet.
The return of the cold weather did give me a chance to make another pot of this Turmeric, Chicken, Chickpea and Vegetable Soup. There is truly nothing better on a cold day then a hot bowl of soup. This was my first time using a generous quantity of turmeric in a recipe.
If you are unfamiliar with the spice it’s becoming quite popular due to it’s wide range of health benefits. Researchers are learning more and more about it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. They’re finding that it may offer protection against certain cancers, arthritis, alzheimer’s and help to reduce blood sugar. Being a runner I’m all about anti-inflammatory foods.
Turmeric has been used in cooking for thousands of years and is often added to many Asian and Indian recipes. Turmeric is part of the ginger family and it’s a vibrant yellowish-orange colored spice. The flavor is of course gingery and a little peppery as well.
The turmeric lends a wonderful flavor, color and of course health benefits to this hearty, gluten-free soup. Why stop at one superfood in your meal when you can use multiple ones?! Kale, sweet potato, chickpeas and ginger round out the list of superfoods in this soup and they give it plenty of heartiness and texture.
Whether you’re craving a bowl of hot soup, feel a cold coming on, or just want to embrace the benefits of turmeric, I highly suggest making a pot of this Turmeric, Chicken, Chickpea and Vegetable Soup!
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