Hearty Italian Stew

    Serves: 3-4

    Preparation time: 25 minutes


    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2  cup yellow onion, diced
    1/2 cup carrot, diced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 lb. ground mild Italian sausage
    1/2 medium green bell pepper
    1 tbsp. tomato paste
    4 cups chicken stock
    8 green kale leaves
    1/2 lb. kielbasa, sliced
    1 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
    Preparation: Sautee onion, carrot and garlic until soft. Add the Italian sausage and brown for about 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and tomato paste and cook for 3 more minutes. Next, add the chicken stock, the kale, kielbasa, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt if necessary and sprinkle with basil on top.

    Serving Suggestion: This hearty soup goes great with Keto cracker substitute.

    Nutritional Information per Serving:


    Total Carbs 12 f
    Fiber 4g
    Net Carbs 8g
    Protein 22 t
    Fat 45 g
    Calories 525