You wouldn’t think that such simple ingredients could create a soup that would pack such a punch like this one can – and its all thanks to the Poles who brought us delicious Kielbasa (a smoked sausage found in the deli meat aisle; for my South African readers, these are what we have come to know and love as ‘Russians’.) This recipe is a great example of what we refer to as Dirty Keto: it’s a low-carb soup (only 10g carbs per hearty bowl), but the small amount of wheat and soy found in the sausages are considered highly frowned upon with the keto police. And they are correct: wheat is inflammatory and the Kielbasa itself is a processed meat. However, if you are flexible to give this a go on your low-carb journey, you will love the homely, hearty flavours.
Do make the effort to source smoked paprika, as it adds the additional necessary flavour punch. If its not substantial enough as a main meal, serve this low-carb and cabbage soup with a slice or two of my Quick Chia Keto Bread.
A delicious, hearty soup packed with flavour - and only 10g carbs per serving. You will love the deep flavour from the smoked paprika and Polish sausage - and your gut will love the high-fibre cabbage.
I used a simple Knorr chicken stock pot, dissolved in 600g boiling hot water. (They now have a gluten-free version one, so be sure to use that one.)
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Macro Details per serving
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 322Kcal / 1347kJ
Fat 25g of which saturates 8.1g Carbohydrates 10g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*) of which sugars 7.4g
*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 10g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.
Wheat (may be found in the Kielbasa)
Mustard (may be found in the Kielbasa)
Milk (may be found in the Kielbasa)
Soya ;(may be found in the Kielbasa)
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