Dorraine could not find a low-sodium turkey soup recipe for her slow cooker so she created one herself. As the wonderful aromas start to fill the kitchen, you’ll say, “It smells like turkey dinner!”

Makes 8 to 10 servings

  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped celery
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried savory
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown turkey, breaking it up with a spoon, for about 8 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Transfer turkey to slow cooker stoneware, and stir in garlic, onion, celery, carrots, wild rice, broth, 2 cups water, sage, savory, thyme, marjoram, pepper and salt (if using). Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours, or until the vegetables and rice are tender. Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley.

Variation: Use long-grain brown rice instead of wild rice.

Nutrients per serving:

  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 4.9 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1 g
  • Sodium: 287 mg (12% DV)
  • Carbohydrate: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g (4% DV)
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Calcium: 31 mg (3% DV)
  • Iron: 1.1 (8% DV)

High in vitamin A and niacin

Diabetes Food Choice Values:

  • 1/2 carbohydrate
  • 1 meat and alternatives

– from the cookbook, “Dietitians of Canada Cook”, by Mary Sue Waisman, Msc, RD. Recipe writer: Dorraine Hayward, Saskatchewan

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