By Kristen Rasmussen, MS, RD
Simply taking the time to take care of yourself and eat mindfully is calming and beneficial to your health. For this month’s Well Being Challenge, we encourage you to try eating without distractions (no computers, phones, television, etc.) once a day for one week. Share your journey of mindful eating by posting comments about your experiences or photos of meals and snacks that you ate mindfully on our Facebook page wall. Here is a recipe with stress-reducing properties to get your started on your path to mindful eating.
Potato, Greens, and Garlic Soup
Warm soup for your soul
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-6 cloves garlic, minced
-1 medium onion, diced
-2 bay leaves
-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
-1 pound potatoes, preferably Yukon gold, chopped
-2 sprigs rosemary
-1 bunch greens such as chard, kale or mustard
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
-1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1. Heat oil in soup pot on medium heat with garlic, onion, and bay leaves and cook for 4-6 minutes, until onion is soft.
2. Add the broth, potatoes, and rosemary and bring to a boil.
3. While potatoes are cooking, remove stems from greens and coarsely chop. Once potatoes have softened, add the greens, reduce heat to simmer, and cook another 5-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your greens.
4. Remove the rosemary and season with salt and pepper.