Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Creamy Vegetable Soup

When I joined Weight Watchers, I received a booklet with a 0 points plus vegetable soup.  Recently I started making it "my own". I call it Creamy Vegetable soup.  You can make this "your own" by using veggies you like.

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Chop a small onion and 2 carrots, saute in a non-stick pan.  Add 1/2 a head of chopped cabbage and a clove or two of garlic.   After the carrots and onions start to soften, add a carton of chicken broth, a large can of crushed tomatoes, a small can of diced tomatoes, about a cup of frozen spinach (or fresh if you have it).  I sometimes add some kale too.  Then add a diced zucchini.  Season with 1 tsp. basil, 1/2 tsp. each oregano and salt...(or whatever you like)
Simmer for about 20 minutes covered.

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Now my favorite part. I put some soup in a Magic Bullet with 1 wedge of Light Laughing Cow cheese.  I like to use Queso Fresco and Chipotle. YUM! (You could just use regular cream cheese or nothing at all if you prefer.)

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 I usually add more soup to the puree so I have chunks of veggies in my creamy soup.  I count this as 1 point plus.
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The puree is kind of green but it IS yummy.

Of course you can just eat the soup as is, no need to puree.  This soup carried me through the entire summer and now through the winter because it's low (or 0) points and filling.

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1 comment:

Leslie said...

That looks really yummy!!! Makes me hungry for some soup!

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