Dumpling Soup with Savoy Cabbage and Bok Choy

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Prep time: ~ 5 minutes
  • Cook time: ~ 10-15 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 3 packages of Dumplings
  • 4-5 cups of chicken stock
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
  • 1 small head of Savoy or Napa cabbage
  • 1 small bok choy
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 chopped red onions
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted chicken
  • Mushrooms, optional
  • Shrimp, optional

Satisfying, comforting, and so delicious. This nutritious soup will warm your tummy, nourish your joints, and help heal your ailments. Perfect for cold season or any time you need that extra boost.

There is yet another round of super bugs being passed around among the kids and this time it is the fever virus. My son did not feel well for several days so I made homemade chicken broth with fresh herbs and added some garlic chicken dumplings, sautéed Savoy cabbage, bok choy, and some chicken morsels. It was a huge hit; my daughter had three bowls and wanted more the next day!

If I had vitamin D rich mushrooms, I would have thrown some in as well. Vitamin A and D helps your body absorb the nutrients in the gelatin-rich chicken broth. Bok Choy is rich in Vitamin A, C, and K. Salmon, shrimp, butter, mushrooms, milk and beef are rich in Vitamin D. If you are not lactose intolerant or nursing a cold and chest congestion, drink a glass of milk at dinner with this meal to get the extra Vitamin D.

You can also use shrimp dumplings instead of the garlic chicken which were very garlicky. I will use another brand that is not “so spicy.” My son was not a fan. He loves the vegetable dumplings at whole foods and I bought some the next day for leftovers. He gobbled it up and is feeling much better.

Directions

1) Add olive oil or butter to a large saucepan and heat. Add the chopped head of savoy cabbage and bok choy, the 1 tablespoon of fresh garlic, 1/4 cup of red onion and the slice of ginger. Sauté until soft. If you are adding mushrooms, sauté with the cabbage.

2) Add 4 to 5 cups of homemade chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add the dumplings, shrimp, and chicken. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes until the dumplings are warm. Simmer or serve. Garnish with some raw bok choy.

Reasons why you want to eat this!

This soup is packed with calcium, phosphorous, gelatin, skin glowing B vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties to fight the sniffles, illness, and joint and muscle pain. The sodium and potassium rehydrate your body.

The Savoy cabbage and bok choy are some of the most nutritious leafy greens. Bok choy is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin A. Savoy cabbage has sinigrin which may play an important role in cancer prevention. Cabbage especially sauted or steamed has cholesterol lowering properties.
If that is not enough, you will also love eating it!

Enjoy!

 

References:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=19
http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-broth-is-beautiful

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