Aug 13, 2015

Low Carb Italian Meatball Soup


Low Carb Italian Meatball Soup

This recipe for Low Carb Italian Meatball Soup is one that I keep the ingredients stocked for at all times. It's so simple, but OH SO GOOD. You can whip up this comfort meal in less than 30 minutes. It's full of flavor, but without the heavy carbs. We typically think of hot soups as a Fall and Winter meal, but I make this soup year round because it's so easy to make and it's always such a hit!

You can add or subtract from the ingredients to adjust it to your liking or carb preference. If you are doing Induction of Atkins or trying to keep a stricter carb count, you will want to pass on this one until your carb limit is increased. However, this soup is a great lower carb option and you can easily tweak it for a lower carb count if you'd like. *See "Notes" at the bottom of post*

Ingredients
  • 2  14 oz cans of Beef Broth
  • 1 or 2  undrained cans of diced tomatoes (I use Hunt's with Garlic, Basil, and Oregano) *Read notes below*
  • 1/4 cup of dried Italian Seasoning (crush in your palm to make it more powdery)
  • 1 package of frozen green beans *optional
  • 1 package of frozen Italian Meatballs (beef or turkey.) The amount you'd like in your soup is up to you. I use a whole bag :)


Directions
1. In a large pot, stir and bring all the ingredients together to boil. 
2. Cover and simmer for as long as you'd like, stirring once in a while. The longer it simmers, the more flavor you'll have. 


*Notes

  • This soup is even better the day after as leftovers! You can also freeze and reheat. 
  • The amount of green beans and meatballs to include is up to you. 
  • Besides the small amount of carbs in meatballs and green beans, it's really the diced tomatoes that give this soup it's carb count. There are 24 net carbs per can...7 carbs per 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes. You can choose to include 1 or two cans based on your preferences for carb intake. Consider though, that you'll probably only be consuming a cup or two of soup for each serving, so per serving it's really not that bad. Some of you though are on a stricter carb intake so to each his own.

Happy low carbing ya'll! 




4 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    I'm glad I've signed up for your email updates! I'm a big fan of your blog and your way of life, I've been low-carbing since January of this year and am already down close to 30lbs. Thanks for your amazing recipies and for all that you do!

    Nicole
    Vancouver, BC. Canada

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  2. You're the best, Jessie. Thanks so much for the delicious recipes and the great website. -Mark Saylorsburg, Pa.

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  3. I have your meatball soup in my crock pot right now. It smells so yummy! I am looking forward to serving it to my hungry man for supper. Thank you such a great recipe.

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  4. Love your blog and recipes! Please don't ever stop sharing your great recipes and inspirational pics!

    Tina-Lexington Ky

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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