Foodie Friday: Healthy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
posted by: Amber Johnson
Who else is trying to revamp their eating in 2017? I’m not calling my vow to eat healthier a “diet” because the moment I do, a sense of deprivation sets in. Two years ago, I attempted the Whole 30 diet and lasted four miserable days before switching to a less restrictive Paleo eating plan and saw a lot of success. And meat.
Now, I’m back at it while trying to avoid sugar and unhealthy carbs. My key to success this go-around is to fill my fridge and belly with lots of delicious foods, like this Creamy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup recipe I adapted from Natasha’s Kitchen. The coconut milk makes it creamy and believe it or not, certain kinds of bacon are Paleo-approved. I first cooked six strips of bacon and I think what sent this recipe over-the-top was sauteing the vegetables in bacon grease. The soup was so flavorful that I skipped using the bacon as a topping.
And here’s the true evidence that this soup is great: My family hates sweet potatoes but loves this soup. Much to my dismay, sweet potatoes are boycotted every year at Thanksgiving so I secretly find ways to hide them in chili and tacos. With this soup, I no longer have to!