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5 Slimming Soups

Posted by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 4:42 PM
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5 Slimming Soups

By Toby Amidor

5 Slimming Soups

With the right combo of healthy ingredients and a low-calorie stock or broth, soup can be a delicious way to get many good-for-you nutrients without packing on the pounds. Here are five slimming soups to choose from.

Slow-Cooker Bean and Barley Soup (pictured above)
Toss beans, barley, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes, along with seasonings, in your slow cooker, and voila! In eight hours you have a meal for four, plus leftovers to freeze.

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Chicken and Quinoa Soup
Get a double protein-packed punch from chicken and quinoa in this bowl of heaven. Complemented with broccoli, carrots and onions, it’s a meal on its own.

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Mushroom-Hummus Soup
Thicken this soup in a creative way: Stir hummus into the chicken broth. Add low-calorie cremini mushrooms with a handful of flavor-enhancing ingredients for a soup that clocks in at about 250 calories per serving.

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Healthified Broccoli-Cheddar Soup
Thick and creamy soup can be healthy! Here chicken broth is thickened with flour and fat-free evaporated milk. Serve it with a turkey sandwich or green salad for a complete meal.


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Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup
This meal in a bowl has three food groups — whole grains, lean protein and veggies — all for 340 calories and a whopping 27 grams of protein .

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

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BirdofaFeather
by on Mar. 17, 2015 at 8:20 AM

I am curious about the mushroom and hummus soup. I may have to try that one. They all sound good.

MissMackiesgg
by Bobbi Owner on Mar. 17, 2015 at 8:42 AM
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Not fond of hummis. You will have to let me know how it turns out. I have a friend who loves it.

Quoting BirdofaFeather:

I am curious about the mushroom and hummus soup. I may have to try that one. They all sound good.


Jazmine1950
by on Mar. 17, 2015 at 12:59 PM

The brocolli-chedder soup sounds good to me. 

MissMackiesgg
by Bobbi Owner on Mar. 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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I love broccoli cheddar and cauliflower too.

Quoting Jazmine1950:

The brocolli-chedder soup sounds good to me. 


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