Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Healthy Broccoli soup recipe

Ok so I am a sucker for HOT soup on a cold day... Who am I kidding I love soup on any day! Since last Jan 2011 I have decided to become a healthier me. After 2 kids and gaining a total of 50 lbs, I had a terrible time getting the weight off! I need to get of 25 lbs BUT now I am so happy to say after 6 months of working out and eating right, I had lost 30LBS!!! I cleaned up my eating habits and thought broccoli soup would never be healthy. Well I was wrong. I came across a recipe from blentec and decided I could use a couple of those ingredients but make the rest up as I go!
Now I am no expert when it comes to food. I am definately not a nutritionst or anything like that, I am just a SAHM who likes to cook! So I am not saying "it is by far the healthiest thing you could EVER eat" no, I am just saying for all the ingredients I feel that it is a very healthy soup! Ok so here we go:

  • 2 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 large celery chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 or 3 Garlic cloves chopped (i like it pretty garlic tasting i usually add more!
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP whole wheat flour
  • 3 or 4 red potatoes (optional)
  • 2 tsp of  better than bouillon (add water as directed) or 2 cans of chicken broth
  • 1 & 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 2 Cups of broccoli (chopped or cut up, your preference of chunkyness)
  • 1/4 cup parmessan cheese
  • salt and pepper

  1. In a large pot add your olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Let saute for about 4 to 5 min
  2. add flour into sauted ingredients and stir until smooth add salt and pepper ( i also add a little garlic seasoning)
  3. add chicken broth or the better than bouillon with the water 
  4. add milk
  5. add potatoes (again optional) and brocolli 
  6. Let sit over medium heat until potatoes and broccoli are soft
  7. add parmessan cheese 
I like to take half of the soup and blend it in my blendtec ( a couple pulses) and then add it back in. Makes it a little thicker!
I hope your family loves it as much as mine does! I get my kids to eat those veggies with out blinking an eye! 


1 comment:

  1. I made your soup this weekend. At first it seemed weird to have chicken broth and milk together, and it also looked strange when I made it, but oh wow was it ever delicious! I will for sure be making it again because it was so easy and so yummy and really a great soup for a budget! Normally as a single person I have to give away, freeze or toss remaining soup, but in this case there wasn't any left overs by week's end. Thanks for sharing.


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