A delight during the holiday season and wintery days! There is nothing more comforting than sitting by the fireplace eating a big bowl of chunky homemade root vegetable soup. This heartwarming vegetable soup recipe can include just about any vegetable. It is especially hearty when you add autumn root vegetables such as parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, carrots, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, celeriac (a.k.a. celery root) or beets. A bowl of this vegetable soup can give your body the flavor, sweetness, and sustenance it craves!
Root vegetables acquired their name because the part of the plant consumed is the plant’s root. Like all vegetables in the plant kingdom, these roots are bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Due to their higher content of complex carbohydrates, they tend to be starchier. The high-fiber content also adds nourishment and keeps you feeling fuller longer. Other nutritional health benefits of consuming root vegetables include improved blood sugar balance, increased metabolism and enhanced digestion. It is also favorably recommended for maintaining weight loss goals.
It is best to start your vegetable soup recipe with stock from homemade organic bone broth. You can boost your immune system by making your own versus store-bought stocks. Many varieties of bone broth can be used such as beef, chicken or vegetable broth depending on your preference.
This recipe can be purely vegan with added beans for protein, or more paleo with the addition of chicken or beef. Either way, it is sure to fulfill your taste buds and satisfy your hunger!