‘Counting On’ Fans Praise Jinger Duggar for Eating Clean, Ditching Her Family’s Canned Soup Casseroles

It looks like Jinger Duggar has taken canned soup off of her shopping list. The Counting On star has been sharing more posts about her family’s efforts to eat healthy, and fans are definitely on board. They can’t get enough of her recipes for dishes like eggs with kale and mushrooms and her tips for prepping veggies for snacks, which she says helps her stick to her “clean eating” goals. 

Jinger Duggar shared a healthy breakfast recipe 

On Monday, Jinger took to Instagram to show off her skills in the kitchen. “So many of you ask me what I eat on a daily basis,” the mom of one wrote. “I want to periodically share some of my all-time favorite meals & recipes!” 

Her healthy kale-and-egg breakfast dish looks like it would be a breeze to prepare. With just a handful of ingredients (two of which are optional), it’s an easy 10-minute morning meal. Here’s the full recipe. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/2 cups of chopped kale
  • 1 cup of mushrooms
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 2 eggs 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Garlic powder (optional)

Directions: 

Here’s how to make the dish, per Jinger: 

“In a medium pan, Add olive oil, kale, mushrooms & minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until mushrooms are softened. Once done, transfer all to plate.” 

“Next, add 2 eggs to pan, sprinkle lightly with paprika, garlic power, salt & pepper to taste. Cook on low for 2-3 minutes and flip. Cook one additional minute. Add egg to plate with kale & mushrooms.”

‘Counting On’ fans are excited that Jinger is eating healthy 

JInger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo
Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

Jinger’s nutritious, veggie-focused meals are a major change of pace from what she ate growing up. As one of 19 kids, her parents were focused on feeding a crowd on a budget. And as 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On viewers saw, that often meant relying on affordable pantry staples to make simple dishes that could feed more than a dozen little ones without much fuss. 

Classic (or notorious) Duggar family recipes include tater tot casserole, dad Jim Bob’s BBQ tuna, and Anna Duggar’s “chicken etti,” a mix of spaghetti, Velveeta, chicken, and cream of chicken soup. Many dishes were made with canned foods, including casseroles assembled with various “cream of” soups. And a few of her siblings still stick with these meals, like her big sister Jill, who occasionally takes flak for posting recipes that her social media followers say are unappetizing and unhealthy. 

But Jinger seems to be going her own way in the kitchen. “Does not look like a Duggar recipe,” wrote one approving fan when the reality star posted her latest culinary creation. 

“You’ve retired the tater tot casserole?” wondered another. 

“So glad she’s finally able to eat healthy,” commented another fan on the post. 

Others thought some of Jinger’s relatives should try some of her healthy cooking strategies. When sister Jill commented “Yum!” on Jinger’s post, one person replied, “You should take notes.”

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