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Hearty Vegetable Soup (with ham or ground beef/turkey)
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Contributed by: Jacqueline MarshallAdded: Jan 07, 2014 at 11:18 AM


Great for all blood types, adjust ingredients to fit your diet.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (8 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • Ham bone or diced ham (or sub browned ground beef or turkey)
  • Olive Oil
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Okra
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Stewed tomatoes
  • V8 Juice
  • Celery Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water
  • (Can also add limas, cabbage, mushrooms and potatoes)
How to make it:
  1. Chop/slice/dice all vegetables (can use some canned)
  2. Saute Onion and Celery in olive oil until soft. Add 2 small cans of V8 juice and a little water, add the ham bone or other diced/browned meat and simmer for 30 mins or so. Add all other ingredients and simmer on low for an hour or two or in a slow cooker crock pot for at least 4 hours or up to 10. If using a meat other than Ham add celery salt to taste.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Corn (all)1 ,2 N A A A A A A A
Celery/ Celery Juice3 ,4 B N B B N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...3 B B N N N B B B
Pepper (Black/ 'White') Commer...3 ,4 A A A A A A A A
Kale3 ,4 B B B B B B B B
Green/Snap/String Bean3 ,4 B B N N N N N N
Okra  B B N N N B B B
Tomato/Tomato Juice2 ,3 A N N B A N N N
Carrot1 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Olive Oil3 B B B B B B B B
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)3 ,4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Lima Bean1 ,3 A A A A B N N N

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Beef3 A A A A N N B B
Turkey3 N B B B N N N N
Bacon/Ham/Pork3 A A A A A A A A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mushroom (Domestic white "Butt...1 ,3 B A N N N N A N
Potato (White/Red/Blue/Yellow)1 ,3 ,4 A A N N N A A A
Mushroom (Portobello)3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Cabbage (Chinese/Red/White)3 ,4 A A N N B N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in glucosinolates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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