On a wintery day, there’s nothing better than a bowl of warming, nourishing, anti-inflammatory soup. Today was that day. I knew I had some rich beef broth in the freezer, since I made the broth after Christmas from the bones of our delicious standing rib roast. As the snow was falling, I made a big pot of French Onion Soup. The recipe I used came from Epicurious, and the soup was easy, delicious, and a perfect meal for staying Sugar-Free in January.
Onions, part of the allium family, are full of health benefits, as they are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. The sulfur in onions helps resolve joint pain and repair connective tissue. Onions are low in fat and cholesterol, while being a good source of manganese, biotin, vitamin B1, B6, vitamin C, copper, zinc, iodine, fiber, phosphorus, potassium, and folate. Throughout history onion have been used to ward off colds and illness as they strengthen the immune system. So combining onions and bone broth into this delicious soup is a win-win for health.