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Zuppa Toscana

Things I changed (reflected in my post):

  • I used fresh herbs because we had them on hand. Instead of dried Italian seasoning I used equal parts basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley. This isn't exactly what goes into your store bought Italian seasoning blends, but who cares?

  • I added an extra cup of veggie broth, because the potatoes weren't covered with 4 cups.

  • I had to replace kale with chard because my store ran out of kale.

  • I added Brussels sprouts leaves, just because I had them on hand and they were definitely going to turn soon. I figured they wouldn't have that strong of the flavor going up against the rest of the ingredients and why not get some more plant protein where you can.

  • The recipe didn't specify, so I went with the versions of certain ingredients that I wanted. I used light coconut milk and whole wheat flour

zuppa toscana

Source: Yummy Mummy Kitchen| Serves: 4 | Time: 40 min


2 tbsp EVO, divided

1 yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

4 tbsp fresh Italian seasoning blend (basil, oregano, thyme, parsely)

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

2 large Russet #potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces

5 cups veggie broth (homemade to lower sodium)

1 bunch #chard, de-stemmed and torn into pieces

Leaves of 12 #BrusselsSprouts

1 can light coconut milk

1 tbsp whole wheat flour

1 can #chickpeas

S&P, to taste

Nutritional yeast


Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Saute until softened. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes and saute another minute, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add the potatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Once the potatoes are tender, add the chard to the pot and stir in until wilted. Stir in the coconut milk and whisk in the flour until there are no clumps. Add the chickpeas to the soup.

Simmer all the ingredients together just until they are all warmed through. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. I let it simmer on the stove until we got hungry. After ladling in to bowls, sprinkle with nutritional yeast, to taste


What I ate and drank today

Not nearly enough water

1 cup of coffee

1 sugary Starbucks drink


Falafel sandwich

BBQ chips

2 chocolate covered grapes


White wine


~6.5 miles of walking, with 27 flights of stairs and over 100 minutes of sustained cardio. Also I carried extremely heavy groceries for about a miles.

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