As the cold weather begins to set in, I have decided to post a few soup ideas you might like! I just received this one from a good friend and a nurse at Medi-Weightloss Clinics and I have been told by a few people that it is wonderful! Going to try it this weekend!
CREAMY FAUXTATO SOUP
Ingredients: 5 cups turnips – peeled and cubed
5 cups chicken broth ( I use lower sodium in a box)
1/2 stick margarine
8 oz light sour cream
1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup
9 oz Oscar Meyer Real Bacon Bits
8 oz Half and Half
4 Tbsp Flax Meal
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp Minced Garlic
Directions: Bring chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat and add cubed turnips. Simmer for 5 minutes then add cheese soup and sour cream – mix well. Add Half and Half, onions, flax meal, and bacon bits. Continue to simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until turnips are easily pierced with a fork but not soft. Season to taste. Makes about 10 – 1 cup servings.
Nutritional Information: Calories: 271
Protein: 17.3 g
Fat: 17.9 g Saturated Fat: 6.5 g
Carbs: 11.4 g Fiber: 2.7 g Net Carbs: 8.7 g
Sodium using regular: 1493 mg Sodium using low sodium broth: 768 mg
This recipe can be modified to fit any taste. To increase the protein content, add shredded turkey or chicken. To decrease sodium, use a low sodium broth, bacon bits, and unsalted butter. This is a great winter warm-up!