I think there is nothing better for you than homemade soup! It’s a great way to ensure a “clean” paleo meal and the nutrients a veggie packed soup contains is THE BEST!

Piggybacking on my recent curry post  using leftover Christmas meats, here we have turkey soup! Of course you should boil your carcass ( your turkey’s carcass that is) with some herbs and veggies to create a great stock. For this soup I used stock in a carton, low sodium and organic from my local organic market.

I’ve also made this soup with a ham and chicken too. You can throw any meats in there for that matter Smile

Here’s what’s in it:

All organic if possible! IMG_3423IMG_3424


  • Lots of diced turkey ( I used a 1lb. Diestel All Natural Smoked Turkey Chunk) IMG_3414
  • 2 mild Italian pork sausages, browned IMG_3418 
  • 4 rashers of turkey bacon 
  • 1 lrg. yellow onion
  • 1 med. leek
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 4 carrots IMG_3416
  • 6 sticks of celery
  • generous amount of fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 lrg. parsnip
  • 1 lrg. red sweet potato/yam
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Worchester sauce
  • Good shake of pepper
  • Low sodium Organic Chicken Broth
  • 1 carton of chopped tomatoes


  1. Sauté onions until soft and add the fresh/dried thyme and minced garlic. No oil used at all. 
  2. Add diced turkey, chopped browned sausages and chopped bacon and cook for a while longer. 
  3. Add broth and all the rest of the ingredients. 
  4. Top off with freshly boiled water and bring the soup to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for a good few hours. IMG_3430
  5. If you wish you can blend the soup to make a creamy soup instead. The sweet potatoes create a lovely orangey looking creamy consistency.

My daughter particularly likes her soups blended and she likes to suck her soup through a smoothie straw. 

You wouldn’t believe how fun it is to eat TONS of veggies and how quick it goes down.


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  1. Looks VERY yummy, Kate, but what on EARTH is a “rasher”? Sounds painful, honestly. :P

  2. Just made this today with leftover turkey from T-day. WONDERFUL!

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