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Chicken broth provides moisture to foods, making them easier to chew and swallow. Broth is also helpful for hydrating the body.
Cannellini beans are full of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They can also play a role in maintaining a healthy weight, blood sugar control, and heart health.
Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world. It is an incredible source of vitamin K and may also help to lower cholesterol. Kale also contains several types of antioxidants, which helps to protect healthy cells and may be anti-inflammatory.
Quinoa is a gluten-free grain with a high amount of protein and fiber. It’s rich in quercetin and flavonoids, antioxidants that work to protect healthy cells from damage.
Wash Hands Wash hands and all cooking surfaces with soap and warm water before beginning.
Add Ingredients to Slow Cooker To the bowl of the slow cooker, add chicken broth, quinoa, onion, carrots, pesto, red pepper flakes, sage, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
Stir In Final Ingredients Approximately 30 minutes before serving, stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, kale, and cannellini beans.
Ladle Into Bowls & Enjoy! After 30 minutes, taste the soup and adjust salt and pepper, as needed. Ladle into bowls and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.
Store Refrigerate soup within two hours. Soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Wash Dishes Wash dishes in hot, soapy water. Sanitize cooking tools and surfaces, and thoroughly wash hands.
Use a nut-free pesto or “pistou”
Use a cheese-free pesto (vegan pesto); omit parmesan cheese as a garnish
Purchase pre-chopped carrots.
Purchase pre-chopped onion.
Purchase pre-squeezed lemon juice.
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