I often get recommendations from participants in my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge about recipes they’d like to see made suitable for PCOS. When someone suggested I try making Zuppa Toscana, I was like, “What the heck is Zuppa Toscana? I ain’t cooking that…” As a very average-ability cook, I have a bit of an aversion to pretentious-sounding foods. Turns out though that Zuppa Toscana actually just means “Tuscan soup,” which in Tuscany I guess they just call “soup?”
Well, I can cook soup!
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this PCOS-Friendly Zuppa Toscana:
- Chicken sausage
- Chicken stock
- Red pepper flakes
- Italian herbs
- Canned coconut milk
- Sweet potato/yam
While this particular recipe is an American pop version of what I’m sure is a soup with a deep, rich history, the important things for you are that it’s delicious, easy, and PCOS-friendly. I’ve used chicken sausage in the recipe, but feel free to sub in pork or beef sausage too. Actually, I’m sure just about any meat will taste great with this simple recipe so have some fun with it.
Remember the secret ingredient is salt, so don’t hold back!
P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.
This PCOS soup recipe is super tasty, and is incredibly simple to put together!
While this particular recipe is an American pop version of what I’m sure is a soup with a deep, rich history, the important things for you are that it’s delicious, easy, and PCOS-friendly.
- 6 oz Bacon (cut into ½” pieces)
- 16 oz Chicken sausage (sliced)
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 4 cup Chicken stock
- 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp Italian herbs
- 13.5 fl oz Canned coconut milk
- 1 Onion (diced)
- 2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
- 8 oz Sweet potato/yam (diced into bite-sized pieces)
- 4 cup Kale (stems removed, leaves chopped)
- Heat a large skillet with a little ghee and cook bacon until crispy.
- Using the same skillet with the bacon grease still in the pan, add the chicken sausage and cook until browned.
- Add onions and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
- Place the sweet potatoes in a crockpot, and add the skillet contents on top. Add chicken stock, red pepper, Italian herbs and plenty of salt to taste, and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours, or 3 hours on high.
- Stir in the coconut milk and kale, and cover and cook for a further 15 minutes on high.
- Stir in the bacon, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 869Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 1881mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 54g
Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.
Since 2010, Kym Campbell has used evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions to manage her PCOS. After getting her symptoms under control and falling pregnant naturally, Kym now advocates for dietary change as part of any PCOS treatment plan. Combining rigorous science and clinical advice with a pragmatic approach to habit change, Kym is on a mission to show other women how to take back control of their health and fertility. Read more about Kym and her team here.