Let’s face it, one of the biggest challenges of eating healthy, real food is replacing those quick, convenience foods of the past. So many people today rely on instant foods like Ramen Noodles and Cup-A-Soup for lunches and snacks… but when you go gluten-free, paleo, primal, organic, real food, etc those toxic processed foods are the first to be eliminated from your diet. But worry no more, I’ve got the PERFECT solution for you, my Homemade Cup-A-Soup!
Yes! you just read that correctly.
I’ve been making my own Cup-A-Soups for the past few weeks and I’m so excited to share with you how to make them too!
And… here’s the big AND… they are 100% Healthy. No matter who you are and what your healthy eating template is (even vegan & vegetarian!) these will be your new obsession. I promise.
The key to making your own homemade cup-a-soup is DRIED CAULIFLOWER RICE. The dried cauliflower rice replaces the toxic, pseudo-food noodles with a super healthy vegetable. And we all need to eat more veggies, right??
You won’t believe how teeny tiny it reduces. I fit 3 large heads of cauliflower into 1 quart jar after it’s dried!
If you don’t have a dehydrator or don’t want to make your own, you can BUY dried cauliflower HERE. If the pieces are a little larger than my dried cauliflower rice no worries, it will work perfectly too! You can pulse them in your food processor to chop them up a little or just put them in a plastic bag and crush them up with a mallet or rolling pin.
Now you’ll need some other veggies to add into your homemade cup-a-soup. Although, I do dry lots of our fresh veggies from our garden, I prefer to use a pre-mixed dried vegetable soup blend that I buy HERE. It contains carrots, onions, tomatoes, peas, celery, green bell peppers, green beans and parsley.
There’s just one last thing you’ll need for your cup-a-soup: BROTH!
I strongly recommend that you use homemade bone broth, (homemade vegetable stock if you’re vegetarian/vegan) or my homemade bone broth bouillon cubes but if you’re just too busy grab some Massel Bouillon cubes.
Yes, of course I love long-slow cooked meals and you all know what a HUGE advocate I am for having homemade bone broth as a part of your regular diet for health reasons – but I know so many of you are busy and need healthy meals that everyone will love and come to gather in a snap!
I’ve been a HUGE fan of Massel’s Bouillon for quite some time and LOVE the flavors they impart into even the simplest of meals – check out my Quick & Easy Pea Soup, Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini Hamburger, Cream of Broccoli Soup and Bloody Mary Recipes on my blog – they all use Massel’s Bouillon as their secret ingredient!
Here’s a list of all the things I LOVE about Massel’s Bouillon:
|Gluten Free||Wheat Free|
|Suitable for people with Celiac Disease||Vegan|
|No animal content||Lactose Free|
|Cholesterol Free||Transfat Free|
|Preservative Free||No added MSG|
|All natural ingredients||Free from common allergens|
And I Totally LOVE them for my homemade Cup-A-Soup!! I’ve been using the vegetable stock bouillon with a pinch of crushed red pepper.
Now that you have all your Homemade Cup-A-Soup ingredients, let’s put it all together!
You can season your homemade cup-a-soup as desired. I like to add a pinch of sea salt and crushed red pepper. If I’m using bouillon instead of homemade bone broth, I’ll also add in some gelatin to make it super healthy.
Make up a bunch of individual servings in separate pint jars or in snack baggies. They are totally shelf stable when made with massel bouillon or if you’ll be adding bone broth later. Keep them in your desk, car, or pantry for quick meals/snacks when you don’t have time (or the desire) to cook. Paired with a can of wild caught sardines, it’s a perfect meal!
When it’s time to eat… all you’ll need is hot water (or broth)
Isn’t that so cool??!??! and they taste awesome!
Oh and I think it looks beautiful as well 🙂 Don’t you??