We make a lot of soup in our house. I'll openly admit it, I'm a bit of a soup gal. They are just so E A S Y to make and the best way I have found to throw lots of tasty veggies into one pot for offering to kiddos. The way soup makes all textures even with eachother has a way of charming kids into eating their vegetables. My favorite part about soup, though, is making it early on in the week so that I can pull together lots of quick and healthy, no-thought-necessary lunches throughout the week. It's really the only way I have energy to meal prep anymore.
And soup in a slow cooker is basically even better than plain old soup itself. There is no better feeling as a mom than knowing you have one less thing to worry about during that crazy time of day (you know the hour I'm talking about.)
This Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili with kale and avocado is hearty and healthy and of course, gluten free. It’s packed full of fiber from the beans and kale and healthy fats from the coconut milk and avocado and of course it’s got more than enough protein to keep you full and satisfied. It’s a much creamier and dreamier version of your typical white chicken chili, and with some added superfoods and nutrients.
Did you know that foods higher in carbohydrates release less of a hormone called leptin, which is the hormone that tells your body it’s satiated or full? Generally speaking, the more protein a food contains, the more leptin is released, and therefore, the more satiated you will feel. Leptin inhibits hunger signals in the brain. That is why you could eat an entire bag of chips and not blink. So not only is this meal healthy and kid-friendly, but it will also keep you and your family feeling full and satisfied!
Oh and did I mention, it's D E L I C I O U S ? Seriously, though it's really good. My picky three-year old ate his entire bowl without batting an eye which is unheard of in our household.
While this recipe calls for ground chicken, I have also tried it with regular pulled chicken and it turned out just as good.
So what are you waiting for? Stop looking and get cooking!
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Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6-8 hours
1 + 1/2 lb ground chicken or ground turkey
2 15 oz cans organic great northern beans
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely diced or grated
2 tsp sea salt + 1 tsp pepper
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 can organic coconut milk
2 14.5 oz cans organic diced tomatoes
6-8 leaves organic dino kale (stems removed, diced)
1/4 - 1/2 avocado sliced per bowl
- Dice onions and garlic and heat over medium heat until they begin to soften.
- Add ground chicken or turkey and break up meat with a spatula. Cook halfway and mix thoroughly with garlic and onions.
- When meat is partially cooked and mixed well, add mixture to slow-cooker.
- Add all other ingredients except kale and avocado.
- Set on low heat for 6-8 hours.
- When ready to serve, add diced kale and stir for a few seconds until it wilts. Add avocado slices before serving individual bowls.