As stated before, for both of us, Pieter due to his heart condition and for me due to my Chronic Kidney Disease, preparing our own meals is important to avoid high sodium intake.
ALL prepared foods from the supermarket (for baking or finishing at home!) are loaded with high sodium.
Any processed food is also way too high in sodium.
Another issue is the high cholesterol and for me, avoiding to eat high–protein foods, like: red meat, dairy products and eggs makes it often challenging.
Healthy 98% Lean Turkey Meatball Soup for Supper...
Served in Pillivuyt plate and eaten with Bridal Rose (Sterling, 1903 ) by Alvin soup spoon.
At Whole Foods Market I got this 98% lean ground turkey breast—454 g or 1 pound
Adding one egg to the ground turkey breast meat, spices such as dried celery or no salt seasoning and then bread crumps or Panko.
With your hands you kneed it through and you will notice when it becomes perfect, when it all is adhering well.
Next you roll balls and set aside.
The ONLY real low sodium (5%) soup we use is from Trader Joe's
For this soup, to serve 8 portions, I use two packs of 1 quart or almost 1 liter each.
Also love to grab Trader Joe's MIREPOIX chopped vegetable mix, a blend of carrots, onions & celery.
Also about 1 pound total and of course, you can make your own!
Then I add two hand–fulls of Italian Pearled Farro
Farro is a hearty whole wheat grain with a firm texture and delicious nutty flavor.
I've been using it for years now, instead of any pasta type things.
Make sure to stir the bottom of your soup pan as it LOVES to stick to the bottom...
When it boils, you add the meat balls and cook till they are done.
You have a quick and easy supper this way and it serves 8.
Did roll 23 balls out of my pound of ground turkey breast and this is my two–ball portion and Pieter gets his three–ball portion since he's not restricted in high–protein.
With ONLY one egg used for 23 balls, I'm not worried about my high–protein intake there.
We never can cut out something entirely from our diet.
Do you love to eat soup for supper?
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