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How To Make Prediabetes Friendly Soup – Part 1, The Broth

Ladies, did you know that eating soup is one of the easiest ways to lose weight? But most store-bought soups are full of sugar, preservatives, starches, salt and other junk that won’t get you dropping those pounds. It won't help you control your blood sugar either! You need to learn how to make Prediabetes Friendly Soup! And it’s actually very easy and its way cheaper too! Keep reading to learn how to make Prediabetes Friendly Soup.

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When you make homemade soup you need something to start with – that’s right, the broth!

And you don’t have to be old-school to make your own broth! All you need is some meat bones, a few veggies and time. Depending on your method of cooking - your broth can be ready in as little as 40 minutes or about 24 hours.

Why You’ll Lose Weight Eating Homemade Soup


It’s simple…you fill up on broth and veggies and eat less of everything else. Do this over and over many times a week and you’ll lose weight!

If the thought of making you own soup broth is too much for you, go right to How To Make Prediabetes Friendly Soup – Part 2, Making The Soup. That's where you'll learn how you can make your Prediabetes Friendly Soup with store-bought broth or bullion.


Prediabetes Friendly Soup Broth Recipe:

  • Meat bones (2 good handfuls)
  • 1 onion, with the dry skin on
  • 3 cloves of garlic, with the dry skin on
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Peppercorns (about 10)
  • 3 carrots, peel on
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 2 TBSP. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Water to 2/3 full
Prediabetes Friendly Soup

Directions: Place your ingredients in your pot. No need for fancy chopping because you’ll ditch all this stuff when the broth is done. Just chop everything enough to fit in your pot. And yes, leave the peels on the onions and garlic!

Add your water and set your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and leave it. Or, if you're using a stove, get your pot boiling and then turn to very low and simmer.

Broth Cooking Time:

Instant Pot: 40 minutes.

Slow Cooker: 12-20 hours.

Stovetop: 12 hours simmering on the stove on low.

When your broth in done, scoop out the big stuff with a slotted spoon and discard. Pour your broth through a strainer to remove the rest of the broth-making ingredients. Viola! 

So now you’ve got your broth and it’s time to freeze it or pop it in the fridge for your next batch of homemade Prediabetes Friendly Soup.

Vegetarian Option: no bones, no vinegar, triple all the veggies and cut the cooking time in half.

Diabetic Friendly Soup

Save Your Kitchen Scraps:

It’s easy to accumulate your veggies for your next batch of broth. Save your kitchen veggies scraps!

Onion and garlic peels, mushroom stems, squash scraps and veggie peelings make great broth. Simply start a bag in your freezer to store all your CLEAN scraps.

Don’t keep moldy or spoiled stuff, just the stuff you're cutting off from your veggies. Your can freeze your meat bones too!

Pick veggies with gentle flavors: Cabbage, broccoli or other cruciferous veggie scraps and red/yellow/green peppers make very strong tasting broth – best to leave them out.

What's With The Apple Cider Vinegar & The Bones?


Vinegar helps pull minerals out of your soup bones, so you get more minerals in your broth. Good thing too, because you need minerals for proper blood sugar control. You also need minerals to keep your heart, muscles, bones, teeth and nerves healthy too, so adding the vinegar is an all around good idea. A small amount of vinegar will not affect the taste of your broth.

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
Instant Pot

Make Quick Broth In Your Instant Pot:

Want to make your broth super quick? Get an Instant Pot. It’s super easy and you don’t have to watch it cook on the stove! (only takes 40 minutes)

Slow Cooker more your style? Your broth will be just as good but you’ll have to wait for it! 12-20 hours

Ready to make your soup now?

Go to Part 2 of How To Make Prediabetes Friendly Soup – Making The Soup.


References:

The Role of Vitamin D and Calcium in type 2 diabetes. A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Oral Magnesium Supplementation Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Metabolic Control in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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