You may remember that back in November I tried the keto diet. It was short lived because I found out I had to get my wisdom teeth removed, so I got off keto and went on a soft foods diet for a week (aka applesauce and mashed potatoes). With the start of the new year and the strong desire to lose a little weight, I’ve decided to try the Keto diet again.

In addition to changing my eating habits, I will also be hitting the gym and sharing all my wins and losses with you. If you want to know more about keto, no worries, I will also be giving you all the Keto details, basically, a Keto 101 starting next week. So if you don’t want to miss the Keto 101 posts, you can sign up here or below and I will email you directly when I publish new posts. I’ll also be sharing some keto recipes that I am incorporating into my diet. The first recipe I wanted to share is for this Sausage Soup with Peppers and Spinach.

This delicious sausage soup doesn’t need to simmer for hours to develop great flavor. Thanks to a satisfying combination of spicy Poblano pepper, classic herbs, and an interesting blend of spices, this soup delivers lots of fantastic flavor in just over half an hour. Yes for quick and easy meals!  This soup is great as a hearty appetizer or as a satisfying light meal when paired with a green salad. As an added bonus, it tastes even better as leftovers for lunch the next day!

bowl of soup with spinach, cheese and sausage

Sausage Soup with Peppers and Spinach
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 lb. pork sausage
  3. 1 medium red pepper, diced
  4. ½ medium Poblano pepper, diced
  5. 3 celery stalks, diced
  6. 1 t. dried basil
  7. 1 t. dried oregano
  8. 1 t. dried rosemary
  9. 1½ t. chili powder
  10. 1 t. ground cumin
  11. ½ t. ground cinnamon
  12. Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  13. 6 c. organic sugar-free chicken stock
  14. 2 c. baby spinach
  15. 1 c. Cheddar Jack cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is no longer pink inside, approximately 5 minutes. As the sausage cooks, break it into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the red and Poblano pepper, celery, basil, oregano, rosemary, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon to the pot. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies have softened, around 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or just until the spinach wilts.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately, topped with shredded Cheddar Jack cheese and some additional diced Poblano pepper, if desired. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Carbs/Serving:*
  2. Total carbs: 3.9 g
  3. Fiber: 1.3 g.
  4. Net carbs: 2.6 g
  5. *Source: VeryWell.com Recipe Analyzer
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    • OOh what type of soup do your parents make? I’m sure the flavors in the soup are amazing

  1. I haven’t tried keto specifically but I do better on a low carb lifestyle overall. I’ll give this soup a shot and see if I can get the family to eat it too! Thanks for sharing! #BLMGirl

    • It’s hard eating low carb because I love carbs, but since it’s starting to show, I had to cut back. I’m sure your family will enjoy the recipe. I’m actually eating some right now. I ended up adding a little kale too because I wanted the recipe to see fuller.

  2. This recipe looks really delicious. One of my friends is the Keto Diet Queen. She’s had a lot of success on it and with her Instant Pot and her Keto recipes she’s managed to lose quite a few lbs. Me, I’m on Nutrisystem and I’ve lost 35 lbs. so far. I’m shooting for 50 lbs. This would be a great recipe for me. I would switch it up with some turkey sausage though. Here’s to a healthy and prosperous 2018. ‪#BLMGirl

    • Does your friend blog as well? I’d love to check her out. I’ve been experimenting with recipes and also baking with almond and coconut flour. When I first started Keto it was a struggle, but I am determined to do it for at least 30 days. And yes here’s to us being more healthy in 2018

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