This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Company™. All opinions are 100% mine.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve bought beautiful produce only to bring it home, use half of it, and find it sitting lonely in my refrigerator wondering what I’m going to do with it before it goes bad. The family is no help either, trying to convince the kids to eat fresh veggies is about as easy as trying to convince them to clean their rooms. So I have a secret weapon up my sleeve – over the years I’ve found the perfect way to sneak a whole bunch of veggies into a delicious meal and use up all that left over produce while I’m at it. The end result is a creamy tomato vegetable soup that the kids will gobble up and ask for seconds.
We joke and call this the “everything but the refrigerator” soup because that’s exactly what it is – a little bit of this and a little bit of that, all combined and cooked in the crock pot which makes it an easy dinner for sure! I love how my recipe can change a bit depending on which veggies I have on hand. But there’s more to my secret weapon – I can’t just cook up the soup and serve it, they will SEE the vegetables and go running for the hills!! The true secret is how the soup is prepared. No matter what vegetables I use to make the soup, the final step is blending it up and adding a2 milk®!
We have started using a2 Milk® in our house for this very reason. What is a2 Milk®? Well the A2 Milk® company has started producing milk exclusively from A2 cows from family owned farms. The A2 refers to the protein in the milk. Long ago, cows only produced A2 protein but as time went on and things evolved, many of them started producing the more common A1 protein which is really hard for most people to digest. All other forms of mammal’s milk (i.e. goat, sheep, human) only contain the A2-type proteins!
Even now, for my older children and for myself, regular milk needs to be limited. I am looking forward to seeing the benefits in switching to a new milk that is much easier for our bodies to tolerate!
a2 Milk® is available in half gallon cartons with an SRP of $4.49 Varieties include: whole milk, reduced fat 2%, low fat 1% and fat-free. Available throughout California in Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Sprouts, Gelson’s and more. The company is diligently working toward nationwide distribution, and you can check their locator for the most up to date information on where to buy: Product Locator I also have an a2 Milk® $1 Off Coupon for you to try it out!
Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Vegetable Soup
- I like to serve this soup with a hearty piece of rustic Italian bread!
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