I am so ready for winter to be over. But I will miss eating soup, something I usually only do during the colder months or when I am feeling sick. So while there are still some chilly (and chili) days left (for those of us not lucky enough to live in warm climates), I thought we might all enjoy a good pot of soup.
Share your favorite soup recipes! I would say they should be healthy, but maybe not everyone who reads my blog cares about that:)
Here are some of the ones I love:
Broccoli Cheese Soup (From 3fatchicks. South Beach friendly – all phases)
1 pound frozen winter-style veggies (broccoli and cauliflower)
1 1/2 cans low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/2 10-ounce can of diced tomatoes or diced tomatoes with green chilies
4-5 ounces low-fat cream cheese, cubed
Place the veggies, tomatoes, and broth in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add the cheese and let it melt as you stir it. Mash up veggies or leave them whole.
Catherine’s Spicy Chicken Soup from allrecipes.com. I only use half the chicken called for and low fat sour cream. If you leave out the corn this is SB friendly for all phases. Corn should be avoided or only eaten occasionally in PH2. This soup freezes well.
Cabbage Beef Soup from allrecipes.com. I never measure the cabbage, just add as much as I can fit in the crockpot. Try it even if you don’t like cabbage – cut it small and you really won’t even taste it! South Beach all phases.
Taco Soup – This one is very quick and easy and tastes even better the second day when the flavors sit. Again, South Beachers need to watch the corn and may want to use an alternative to store-bought taco seasoning.
1/2 pound ground beef (your choice what % lean)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can chopped tomatoes or tomato soup (I use petite diced tomatoes)
1 small package frozen corn
1 can kidney beans or black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cups water
1/2 package of taco seasoning
Brown the hamburger and onion, drain fat if desired. Bring all the ingredients to a boil and then let simmer for a while.
Pull up a spoon!