High Protein Broccoli Cheddar Soup

High Protein Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I've been trying to eat more protein and drink more water this year. After moving to Maryland almost a year ago, my body has felt kinda off. I think going from working 80hrs a week, to suddenly being in new country with very little to do (I wasn't allowed to work for 8 months after I arrived due to my immigration status), I was kinda in a funk. It wasn't that I didn't have stuff to do, but it's different when you have stuff to do, but don't HAVE to do the stuff. Fitting my life around a very fast paced trucking career meant I had to use my time very wisely. Now I catch myself scrolling social media way too much... but back to my protein goals. 

I would never go full keto, but I definitely feel better if I eat a fair bit of protein. I've been looking for recipes that are high protein, but also full of nutrients. This soup is certainly both, and it's soooooo good. I like that you can dump most of it into the crock pot, forget about it all day, then come back and add the dairy at the very end. Give it a try and let me know what you think. 


High Protein Broccoli Cheddar Soup

2 cups chopped broccoli

½ cup chopped carrots

1 medium onion, chopped

6 cups chicken broth

½ tsp garlic powder

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

½ cup milk

¼ cup nutritional yeast

8oz shredded cheese

2-3 cooked, shredded chicken breasts (or similar amount of shredded leftover chicken)

Salt and pepper to taste


Place chicken broth, broccoli, carrots, onion and spices into a crock pot and cook on low for at least 4 hours. 20-30 minutes prior to serving, add Greek yogurt, milk, cheese, nutritional yeast, and chicken. Continue to cook until cheeses are well combined and heated through.

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