Test Kitchen Tuesday: Cream of Tomato Soup

We love this soup for its depth of flavor, vibrant color, nutrient density, and ease of preparation.  Perk up the chilly days of winter that are sure to come [eventually!]

Three reasons to make this soup now:

  • TASTE:  This super tasty soup requires only one fresh ingredient – cauliflower.  If you don’t have cauliflower, just prepare the soup with the recipe ingredients that can be found in your pantry and reduce the water by half.
  • TIME:  A simple ingredient list means that this soup can be whipped up in minutes.
  • HEALTH:  Most importantly, Living Plate’s Cream of Tomato Soup is packed with health supportive nutrients.  Check out the benefits of the following ingredients:

Olive oil may protect against heart disease as it has a concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids. These healthy fats help to control LDL cholesterol levels and lower total cholesterol when used in place of saturated fats.

Nutritional Yeast is not only a complete plant-based protein, but it is also a great source of Vitamin B12.  This vitamin is a crucial nutrient for the body as it keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy.

Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which keeps your immune system strong during the cold and flu season. Also, quercetin, a flavonoid found in cauliflower, appears to reduce inflammation.

Tomatoes are another outstanding source of antioxidants, including Vitamin C and lycopene.  Research suggests lycopene’s antioxidant properties may help improve bone health and may have a preventative effect with prostate cancer.

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