Spelt is an ancient whole grain native to southern Europe. It's packed with fiber and naturally higher in protein than wheat. For a more intense flavor, use a mild smoked paprika instead of a sweet one. Topping off the soup with parsley adds an earthy tone and aids in digestion.
per serving: 437 calories; 19 g protein; 12 g fat; 73 g carb; 12 g fiber
You will need 1 cup of mashed potatoes for this recipe, which comes from Kristin Klauser in Seaside, California. Peel and quarter a medium russet potato; boil in salted water (to cover) until fork-tender, about 10 minutes.
Although broccoli can be found throughout the year, it is at its peak from October through April. The heads should have tightly clustered florets that are deep green, with no yellow spots. The stalks should be firm with unwilted leaves.