Creamy White Bean Soup with Cabbage and Salmon

      Creamy White Bean Soup with Cabbage and Salmon

      Creamy White Bean Soup with Cabbage and Salmon

      Treat yourself and your growing baby to a delicious, nutrient-rich recipe for creamy white bean soup with cabbage and salmon.


      Makes 4 Servings
      Prep Time: 25 minutes
      Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
      Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

       

      Nutritional Prenatal Benefits

      • Choline, which helps support your baby’s healthy brain development
      • Copper, an important component of several enzymes that aid in the development of your baby’s heart, skeletal system, brain, and nervous system
      • Fiber, which helps support digestive health
      • Folate, which helps support healthy neural tube development
      • Magnesium, which serves as an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body
      • Manganese, which plays a role in metabolism and blood clotting and aids in your baby’s development of organs, bones, and connective tissue
      • Niacin, which aids in normal nervous system function
      • Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important components of cell membranes in the body
      • Pantothenic acid, a component of coenzyme A which aids in obtaining energy from food
      • Phosphorus, which is a component of all cell membranes, as well as DNA and RNA, and aids in the development of strong teeth and bones
      • Potassium, a type of electrolyte important for your body to function properly
      • Protein, which helps promote the development of muscles and organs
      • Riboflavin, which aids in tissue function, respiration, and metabolism
      • Selenium, which contributes to a healthy immune system and proper thyroid function
      • Vitamin B6, a component of several enzymes that aid in protein metabolism
      • Vitamin B12, which plays an important role in red blood cell formation and a healthy nervous system
      • Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and is an important component in the formation of collagen
      • Biotin, which aids in metabolism and helps the body’s cells produce energy
      • Calcium, which helps with the development and hardening of your baby’s bones
      • Iron, which is a component of hempglobin and helps support psychomotor and mental development
      • Omega-6 fatty acids, which support the normal development of your baby
      • Thiamin, which aids in metabolism and allows for normal function of the nervous system and muscles
      • Vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant and helps support skin health
      • Zinc, which is an essential component of more than 100 enzymes, is important for your baby’s growth and development
      Ingredients  
      1 cup navy beans, picked over, rinsed, and soaked overnight
      2½ cups water
      2 cups chicken broth
      6 cloves garlic, minced
      1 bay leaf
      2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
      ½ head cabbage, coarsely chopped
      1 large onion, chopped
      ½ pound skinned salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes
      2 ounces Canadian bacon (2 thick slices), coarsely chopped
      1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

       

      Directions

      1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the beans, water, broth, garlic, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beans are very tender, 50 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
      2. In a food processor or blender, puree the bean mixture in batches until smooth. Return it to the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn off the heat and cover to keep the soup warm.
      3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the cabbage and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and tender, 6 minutes. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
      4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the salmon and bacon. Sprinkle with the thyme. Cook, stirring gently, until the salmon is lightly browned and just opaque, 3 minutes.
      5. Divide the soup equally among four bowls and serve with equal amounts of the cabbage mixture and salmon on top.
      NUTRITION (Per Serving)  
      CALORIES 414 cal
      FAT 16.2 g
      SATURATED FAT 3 g
      SODIUM 350 mg
      CARBOHYDRATES 43.1 g
      TOTAL SUGARS 2 g
      DIETARY FIBER 16.2 g
      PROTEIN 25.5 g
      BIOTIN 4.2 mcg
      CALCIUM 182 mg
      CHLORIDE -----
      CHOLESTEROL 34 mg
      CHOLINE 106 mg
      CHROMIUM -----
      COPPER 0.4 mg
      FOLATE 255 mcg
      IODINE 0.75 mcg
      IRON 5 mg
      MAGNESIUM 104.6 mg
      MANGANESE 1 mg
      NIACIN 6.4 mg
      OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 1.6 g
      OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 1.35 g
      PANTOTHENIC ACID 1.4 mg
      PHOSPHORUS 371 mg
      POTASSIUM 1053.7 mg
      RIBOFLAVIN 0.6 mg
      SELENIUM 20.8 mcg
      THIAMIN 0.23 mg
      VITAMIN A 208.8 IU
      VITAMIN B6 0.75 mg
      VITAMIN B12 1.7 mcg
      VITAMIN C 66 mg
      VITAMIN D 15.7 IU
      VITAMIN E 2.9 mg
      VITAMIN K 19.2 mcg
      ZINC 2 mg