Posted by: jbiggars63 | December 3, 2011

Here comes winter! BRRRR!

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!


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!


  1. I can’t believe I just ate cooked turnips………and liked it! Thanks for making a really yummy lunch on a cold, windy day!

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