Broccoli Soup with Prosciutto Crisps

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I can't get my kids to eat everything I make them. 

Paleo stir fried rice (using cauliflower rice) was a bit of a failure. they just weren't buying it. 

As was no-pasta lasagne using courgette strips. They like courgette carbonara though, but my daughter said she still liked the 'actual' pasta better.

But broccoli soup. 

For some reason they love broccoli soup. They're happy because it's green and tasty, and I'm happy because I know they're getting some veggies in. And the salty crispness of prosciutto crisps works really well with the green, velvety soup. They love it. I hope you love it, too. 

Broccoli Soup with Prosciutto Crisps
Serves 3-4 
1 tsp cooking fat (I use flavourless coconut oil or avocado oil)
4 slices Prosciutto ham (one per person)
1 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 large head of broccoli, washed and trimmed
500ml chicken broth or stock
pinch of salt if needed

Melt a little of the fat in a small frying pan and lay out the slices of Prosciutto. Fry them, letting them sizzle for a bit, and then turn them over - cook them for about 3-4 minutes in total until they start to turn crisp. Take them out and leave to one side, on a plate. 

Melt the rest of the fat in a saucepan and fry the onion and garlic until just turning translucent and soft. Roughly chop up the broccoli and then add this to the pan, and stir fry for another 2 minutes or so. Pour in the chicken broth and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes, until the broccoli is soft. Once it's all softened and cooked through, blend until smooth. 

Taste, and add a pinch of salt if you think it needs it - and serve with the now cooled and crisp Prosciutto on the side. 

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Looking for another healthy, healing soup? I love the look of this Anti-Inflammatory Soup, from A Balanced Belly. With lots of healing foods, like beets! Go check it out!