Friday, April 16, 2010

Low Cal Veggie Soup

This recipe is so tasty you forget that it is low calorie.  When feeding it to the family I serve cut up cooked chicken and cooked pasta on the side.  Then they each just add what they want and it keeps everyone happy.  This time I just made the soup for lunch and my 6 year old had 4 helpings and then wanted it the next day cause "it was ohhh so good"!  I usually double or even triple the recipe.  I hear it freezes well.  Mine never lasts that long.

Low Cal Veggie Soup
adapted from Weight Watchers (0 points)
Makes 4 - 1 cup servings
2/3 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups fat-free broth (beef, chicken or vegetable -I like chicken!)
1 1/2 cups diced green cabbage
1/2 cup green beans
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced zucchini (or yellow squash)
Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray.  Saute the carrot, onion, and garlic over low heat until softened,
about 5 minutes. 
 Add broth, cabbage, beans, tomato paste, basil, oregano and salt.
Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until veggies are tender.  Stir in zucchini and heat for about 5 more minutes. 
I usually add half zucchini and half yellow squash, but this time of the year
could not find any yellow squash.
 This time I added about 2/3 cup asparagus (with all the main ingredients) and I really liked it.
Check out Foodie Friday and Recipe Swap for some great recipes.
 ~Tiffanee

12 comments:

  1. Yum! I love making soup - this sounds like a must-try. Happy Follow Friday from your newest follower!

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  2. My hubby is over here drooling! We took the day off and he is watching me browse around my blog friends. He loves recipes too! Thank you and we plan to try this one! Yummy!

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  3. wow! that looks so good. thank you for posting it. I am stopping by from FF and I am your newest follower.

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  4. This looks great, I love soups! Good for you that the 6 year old is lovin' veggies!

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  5. I love WW recipes! I am now following. Your recipes sound wonderful and I especially love the crockpot dessert. I can't wait to try to make it.

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  6. Thanks so much for linking me for Pink Saturday. I won't be able to attend this week - but will be back in the new week. The recipe is wonderful - I am always looking for low fat good food and I love soup. Have a wonderful new week.

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  7. OH yum!!! I love soup I will have to try this one!

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  8. Visiting from FF. I just love finding new recipes. Have a great weekend!

    Kel
    www.betweenthelines-kel.com
    http://awritersroad-kel.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great way to use up garden veggies! It looks delicious! I have been in the mood to make soup;I think I'm going to give it a try. Thanks Tiff!!!!!!!

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  10. Hi there. I found your blog through Friday Follow. If you would be interested in following my blog, I would gladly return the favor.

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  11. I will have to try this...0 points is awesome!

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  12. I've seen it before when I attended the meetings but never made it. I think I may just have to do it! I love the chicken and noodles on the side idea :)

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