Soup - Cauliflower, Potato & Truffle Wild Mushroom
Spice Level: 🌶️🌶️
Soup is always so comforting and for me this applies any time of year. Brightened with a light salad, there’s no going wrong!
Preheat oven to 375F and place sourdough in for +/-3 mins just to refresh. After you have submerged bag of soup and truffle mix. Spoon desired amount of soup into a bowl, top with truffle mix. Toss salad together with dressing and plate on the side with the sourdough bun. Dust salad with sesame seeds for added crunch and nutrients.
This soup and salad combo is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins (A, B complex, C, K), and iron. The skin of the potato is one of the best nutrition sources as it is rich in amino acids, proteins and phytochemicals. It is an excellent source of B6, a vitamin that helps maintain a healthy nervous system, can boost mood, and enhance immune function.
Protein: Combining potatoes & beans provides essential amino acids that allow the body to form proteins necessary for growth and development.
Fibre: Vegetables in this dish (cauliflower, beans, mixed greens, potatoes, kale, and leeks) provide fibre that feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger beneficial populations.
Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Potatoes and cauliflower are rich in pyridoxine (B6 - may help with improving mood and brain health) and cauliflower and kale are rich in folate (B9 - supports fetal development and growth, and can help prevent cognitive decline).
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Kale and cauliflower have some of the highest levels of Vitamin C.
Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process, many vegetables in this dish (kale, leeks, cauliflower, and cabbage) provide excellent sources of vitamin K.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as beans and leeks, will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.