Hungry Girl Goes... In Search of Hearty Guilt-Free Soup!
Whether it's a cold day in winter or a chilly spring night, there's nothing better than a hot bowl of soup... except for a hot bowl of guilt-free soup!
Campbell's Chunky Healthy Request Savory Vegetable Soup
How much do I love a good veggie-loaded soup? A LOT! Especially when it's low in fat and calories, like this veggie-packed pick from Campbell's. It's packed with celery, carrots, green beans and more. And like all soups in the Healthy Request line, it sports the American Heart Association heart-check mark. Love that!
Each 1-cup serving has 110 calories, 1g fat, 23g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 3.
Tabatchnick Soup Singles Vegetarian Chili
With a whopping twelve grams of fiber and seventeen grams of protein, this Tabatchnick offering is one seriously filling find! The meatless chili is loaded with kidney beans, tomatoes, onions and other goodies. Yum! The whole line of Soup Singles is pretty incredible, so check out the other options too.
Each bowl has 270 calories, 5g fat, 43g carbs, 12g fiber, 17g protein and a PointsPlus value of 7.
Progresso Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese Soup
Craving something cozy, cheesy and just plain amazing? Pop open a can of this flavorful soup from Progresso, and savor the creamy goodness. It's like a slurpable baked potato in a bowl! And look at all that fiber.... Nice!
Each 1-cup serving has 100 calories, 3g fat, 18g carbs, 6g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast Soup in a Microwavable Bowl
These nukeable containers are so convenient! And any product that combines roasted beef with guilt-free stats is a winner in my book. Just know that each bowl has about two servings, since you're likely to gobble up the entire container at once! Who wouldn't?
Each 1-cup serving has 110 calories, 1.5g fat, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Best Lobster Bisque
Try this lightened-up take on a decadent classic!
2 cups seafood or fish stock
One 4-oz. uncooked lobster tail, halved lengthwise (shell halves intact), deveined
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup peeled and chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free plain powdered nondairy creamer
Add 1/2 cup stock to a medium nonstick pot. Bring to medium heat. Once boiling, add halved lobster tail. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, until shell halves have turned red and lobster is cooked through.
Remove lobster tail halves. To the pot, add onion, carrots, celery, tomato paste and garlic. Stir well.
Add remaining 1 1/2 cups stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until veggies are soft.
Meanwhile, remove lobster meat from the shell and chop into small pieces. Discard shell.
Remove pot from heat and stir in powdered creamer. Let slightly cool. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour pureed mixture into the pot, and stir in lobster. Bring to desired temperature and enjoy!
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
Each serving (1/2 of recipe, about 1 1/4 cups) has 128 calories, 0.5g fat, 20.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 10.5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
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