Zuppa Toscana Lightened Up

If you are searching for a comforting soup that is light on calories and fat, I've altered Zuppa Toscana, a fan favorite, to make it friendly for most diets.

Instead of using pork for the meatballs, I mixed a lean ground turkey with spicy red pepper flakes and other ingredients to make them flavorful in this soup. There is no dairy, but the russet potatoes that cook in the broth gives this bowl a creamy feel. Raw kale is added last, and it's just delicious!


1 pound ground turkey ( 90% lean)

1 shallot, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt (or Kosher or none depending on what your diet dictates)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon evoo (see alternative notes below)