This soup was delicious and simple. Everyone loved it. A few people added sauerkraut in as well.
Meatballs (you could use any recipe for these)
4 cloves garlic
1/4 c. parsley (leave out until Stage 3)
salt (I used about 1 tsp or so)
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese (we're not eating dairy yet)
2 tbsp. psyllium seed husks (didn't have...don't know if it's legal)
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (I used 2 pounds - you could probably use chicken or turkey as well)
Puree everything except the beef in the food processor - you could leave it a little chunkier if you want but my kids won't eat them that way. In a separate bowl, mix the beef with the pureed stuff. Shape into meatballs.
For the soup:
3 quarts homemade chicken stock (I used some beef broth too)
1 large bunch kale or spinach, chopped into bite-sized pieces (I used some of each - a LOT of each)
Bring the stock to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Add the meatballs and gently drop in. I didn't shape them before this stage. Once it was simmering I made them and dropped them in one by one. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 30 minutes then add the greens. Let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve w/additonal parmesan cheese (if you're up to that Stage yet).
Without adding the parsley to the meatballs, this would be a Stage 1 recipe. The parsley can be added in Stage 3. Parmesan cheese can be eaten in Full.