Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

One of my favorite soups to eat is Italian wedding soup. Unfortunately, I found out, in my early 30’s, that I have a gluten allergy. So I haven’t had Italian wedding soup in a LONG time! Over the years, I have developed a low carb lifestyle. First, I did the Keto diet for about three years. However, due to issues out of my control, I can no longer follow the Keto lifestyle. So I am continuing my low carb eating, but with Weight Watchers (WW). I came up with this low carb Italian wedding soup recipe that is perfect on WW.

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Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

Delicious recipe for a low carb Italian wedding soup. It's Weight Watcher and Keto friendly.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword keto, low carb, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients

For Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Venison
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Basil

For Soup

  • 8 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 2 - 2 1/2 Cups Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 Med. Celery Stalk
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients for the meatballs and set aside for a moment. Place the chicken broth and seasonings in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. 

  2. While waiting for the broth to boil, make your mini meatballs. I used about a tablespoon of ground venison for each meatball. 

  3. As your broth is beginning to boil, add the carrots, riced cauliflower and celery. Once the broth is at a full boil, add the meatballs one by one. Turn your heat down so it's a slow boil for 30 minutes. 

  4. Check to make sure your meatballs are done. Add the spinach and allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes longer. 

Recipe Notes

Makes 10 one cup servings. 

Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

You guys, this low carb Italian wedding soup is so good! If you are following Weight Watchers, one serving of this soup is 1 point! Keto followers, I put the info in my favorite carb counting app, carb manager, and you can see the macro information below. Obviously, like any recipe, you will want to recheck with the specific ingredients you use.

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I had quite a difficult time finding the cauliflower crumbles. My local Target store used to sell them. I wish they still did. The type of cauliflower crumbles they sold were slightly bigger pieces, which is what I really wanted for this recipe. However, I used what I could find. I would not use frozen cauliflower rice. It may be too mushy in the soup.

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Other Soups to Try

Soup is probably my favorite things to make and eat. This Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe is my absolute FAVORITE Keto friendly soup. I plan on trying to recreate it in some way to make it Weight Watcher friendly. Other soups you will want to make are:

Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Turkey Cabbage Soup

The Best Beefy Cabbage Soup Recipe EVER!


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Ice Storm Tool – Must Have

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Restarting Keto Difficulties

Just before Christmas, I decided to go back to the Keto diet after a short break. Since I was following a low carb diet on my break from Keto, I really didn’t gain too much weight. In restarting Keto, I was hopeful that I would pick up where I left off and finally make it to my goal weight. However, that is far from what happened. After reading and rereading a bunch of info online, I learned a lot about restarting Keto.

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Our Keto History

Making the decision to start the Keto diet was difficult for me. Eating fat goes against EVERYTHING I have ever learned about dieting and losing weight. I kept seeing friends losing a bunch of weight with this diet, so finally I decided to jump on board, dragging my husband with me. Starting out, I weighed myself every single day because I was terrified of gaining a bunch of weight and ending up being a Keto failure. As the days, weeks and months went by, I began losing weight tremendously. Totally, on Keto, I lost about 90 pounds. My husband lost 125 pounds. We looked and felt amazing.

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We always planned on restarting Keto. I had read that some people (not all) have trouble when they start Keto again with losing weight. Both my husband and I were very strict and the scale wasn’t budging. In fact, it felt like our clothes were getting tighter. I refused to weigh in because I didn’t want to stress with the scale this time around. Instead I just stuck with what I was doing, drank my water, and hoped things would turn around soon enough. Only things never turned around. Talk about feeling very discouraged.

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After lots of thinking and soul searching, both my husband and I decided to go back to Weight Watchers. We can still eat low carb on Weight Watchers; we can still avoid sugar, if we choose (and I do); and it’s very doable in any and all situations. Like the last time we did Weight Watchers, I am having knee surgery (part two) in April. My husband travels a lot for work and while Keto was something he could do just fine, Weight Watchers provides him with a lot more options.

Could we have stuck it out with Keto and had things turn around, possibly. I think my biggest search history on my phone lately has been, “not losing weight on Keto second time“. However, I just wasn’t feeling it this time around. I still wholeheartedly believe that the Keto diet is a good diet. We are meant to eat low carb and low to no sugar. But, with that said, I just couldn’t keep feeling like it wasn’t working. The stress I was feeling because I was stressing out about restarting Keto, was not worth it anymore.

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Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

My husband and I don’t always celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s not because we don’t love each other. Quite the opposite. With Christmas just happening and both our birthdays a week after Valentine’s Day, we just don’t find the need to buy gifts for that particular day. There are those times where we feel the need to truly show our husbands why we love them. Not the mushy, “I love you so much” gifts…no…instead we want to get those hilarious and unique Valentine’s Day gifts!

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Finding the Right Gift

Gift buying can be stressful sometimes. I know when I am purchasing a gift for my husband, I tend to stress out. Not because I don’t necessarily know what to get him, but because typically, if he wants something, he buys it. I can’t tell you how many times, right before Christmas, I will tell him to stop buying things right now! One year I made him a DIY Date Night Jar. I kind of want to make another one with things that we are into now.

 

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While chocolate is always a great gift for a man or a woman, it’s not that unique. Especially for Valentine’s Day. Think about all the things your significant other likes. When you want to get a unique Valentine’s Day gift, you want to take those specific likes and find things that they probably wouldn’t buy for themselves, but once they have it, they can’t imagine living without it!

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How many times has your significant other come home from a long day of work and all they want is a nice cold beer? However, the case of beer they picked up at the store the night before is still sitting on the kitchen counter and never made it in the fridge. There goes that nice cold beer. Or does it? With these beer chiller sticks, they can have a nice cold beer whenever they would like!

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Does your husband have a man cave where he likes to hang out with that guys? If not, does he want one? The answer to that is probably yes. This hookey toss game is fun, competitive and something that can keep the guys occupied for hours. For those of you with little ones that just love hanging with dad, this game is something they could play too!

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One thing my husband and I love to do is play games. This Lightening Reaction Reloaded game is something I definitely want to play with my husband. The person with the slowest reaction time, gets a lightening shock. Tell me that doesn’t sound fun?!?

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Poo-Pourri is one of those gifts that more for you than him, but trust me, he will like it too. As soon as he reads the bottle, he will want to try this out. He will not believe that Poo-Pourri will be able to contain that toilet stink. But it does!!

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To me, if you choose to celebrate Valentine’s day with gifts, you don’t need to spend a lot. A small token of your love, dinner out, movie in…that’s all that is needed. These unique Valentine’s day gifts are a fun little gift idea that your significant other will love!

If your significant other is looking for Valentine’s day gift ideas for you, get a few ideas from visiting these posts:

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her!

Gifts for Her – Holiday Gift List

Happy Valentine’s Day!