Curious Mother

Aduki Bean & Kale Soup

 

Gluten Free – Vegan – Soy Free

Recipe:

1 Yellow Onion
2 Cans of Eden Organic ADUKI BEANS (do not drain)
1-2 Cans of water (depending on how runny you like your soup)
1 Clove of Garlic (more depending on what you like)
2 handfuls of Kale, massaged
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes for topping

Directions:
Sauté onions and garlic with 1-2 TBs organic vegetable oil on Medium heat (Try not to use olive oil, the health benefits can be damaged through unnecessary heating.)

Add ADUKI BEANS, 1 can of water, and Kale. Let sit for 5-10 mins
Add more water if you desire, bring to simmer
Add salt and pepper last

Pour yourself a bowl or two and top with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes!

Why this is good for you especially when you are pregnant:

This soup is packed with nutrients!

ADUKI Beans, are rich in healthy fiber and are a good source of protein, iron, and magnesium. EDEN ORGANIC ADUKI Beans have No salt added, contain Kombu Seaweed, and the cans are BPA free.
Kale is rich in nutrients including vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, copper, and more. It is rich in antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients.

Good for Mom and Baby: From the book, 100 Best Foods For Pregnancy
Aduki beans contain both proanthocyanidins and catechins. These antioxidant flavonoids help to ensure the baby’s lungs develop correctly in preparation for his or her first breath. They provide nutrients for growth, energy, and detoxification, including zinc, which enables the baby to grow to optimal size. Zinc also keeps appetites strong so that both mother and baby can keep up their energy levels. Folate supports DNA and red blood cell production for growth. Magnesium and potassium keep up the circulation and help prevent high blood pressure, bloating, and cramps.

KALE: Vatiamin E helps prevent stretch marks and promotes a healthy full-term pregnancy. Vitamin K helps the baby’s bones grow and reduces future risk of internal bleeding. Vitamin C is needed to produce the pregnancy hormones that sustain pregnancy. Contain sulforaphanes and carotenoids that protect the placenta and the baby from toxic damage. The indole-3 -carbinole in cabbage family vegetables promotes DNA repair and may stop cancer-cell growth. This action can be transmitted from mother to baby and may help prevent cancers as they grow.

 

 

 

 

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This entry was published on February 1, 2013 at 12:32 am. It’s filed under Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Soups, Soy Free, Vegan and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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