Helping Your Diet With A Low Calorie Potato Soup
One of the biggest advantages of owning a Cuisinart soup maker is that you can make some very low calorie soups to help you with your diet. You have complete control over the contents of your soup and so can keep the calories right down – much lower than soups you buy in the shop.
A soup maker can help a lot on a diet because one of the biggest complaints of any dieter is that the meals get boring after a while. By making soups you can make them as interesting as you want and really vary the flavors without eating very high calorie food. It’s a very good addition to any dieters arsenal to help them succeed with their diet.
You can make this soup quicker by having the vegetables in smaller sizes to enable them to cook quicker. Plus you can add some more flavor by adding some left over meat but be aware this will add calories! You can also make this soup thicker or thinner simply by varying the broth and milk quantities. This is great because you can make the best possible soup for you.
For a garnish on this soup you can use some chopped chives, some black pepper or some green onion. You don’t need to use any sour cream as the milk in the soup will already give it a creamy taste.
To make this soup you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 1/2 lbs cooked potatoes
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 14 oz chicken broth
- 2 cups low fat milk
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 6 cups chopped green cabbage
- 8 oz cooked ham or bacon (or any other cooked meat)
- 2 peeled chopped carrots
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Put the butter / margarine and oil in to a heavy pot over a medium heat. Add the onions, cabbage, carrots and cook them until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Chop all the meat and add it to the pan – continue stirring occasionally.
Chop up the potato (slicing it can be nice) and make some pieces very small so they disintergreate and thicken the soup. Add them to the soup with the milk, salt and pepper. Warm the soup through, don’t let it boil and then serve it.
This is a delicious soup that you will love to eat. You can experiment with flavors by using some sweet potatoe and different meats though make sure you check the calorie contents.
Having a gadget like the Cuisinart soup maker in your kitchen will help you to rapidly make your very own delicious low calorie soups at home. It’s a great aid to any weight loss diet.