I really like the orowheat sandwhich thins. I open them up, spray them with a little Pam, top them with fresh mushroom slices and a small amount of parmesan cheese, and broil them for a few minutes. They're very satisfying with soup.
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8,530 1/29/11 2:36 P
It really depends on what kind of soup. If it's all veggies I try to add some protein. If it's broth with no starch (noodles, pasta, potato), then I add bread, either homemade or New French Bakery baguettes. I usually end with a fruit dessert. Today we are having 1 cup broccoli cheddar soup, homemade coleslaw, a New French breadstick, Swiss Miss hot cocoa, 3 oz fresh raspberries, and 1 oz sweetened low fat sour cream. Calories are 400.
a small side salad does me pretty good, or crackers if no bread.
I love having triscuit on the side (if i didn't eat it all already--love the new flavors they have now, but plain works well with soup too)--its small, dense, and packs a fibrous punch so you don't wanna go overboard (and you can dip it in your soup if you want and it won't fall apart right off that bat!)
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451 1/22/11 9:13 A
It really depends on what type of soup.....for instance when I make cream of broccoli....I have a wonderful rice bread that I make, or when I make oxtail soup.........I like to make hoe cakes... a recipe I found in a cooking magazine some years ago
I don't like anything ordinary when I make soup....I even make mini subs....when it comes to soup, I go with the flow and what my mind tells me to do......
Often it'll just be soup & crackers. If it's a dark stew it gets bread. If it's a pureed squash soup or a lentil stew I will serve it on a bed of orzo or quinoa so it interests my kids more. If it's a very simple soup (tomato or vegetable) I will grill sandwiches on the George Foreman to go with it. The kids love grilled cheese and soup, and my dh really likes a cup of soup and a grilled sandwich. Chili always gets either cornbread or a baked potato.
Mostly I enjoy crackers with soup. But if it's a thick creamy kind of soup, I like bread or tortillas (flour or corn). But there's really nothing better on a cold day than a steaming bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. I use soy cheese.
I love bread with soup too! Since I could eat an entire loaf of bread at time, I cut up bread into single servings and put in the freezer. Then, I only take out a piece at a time. The rest is frozen solid so I can't eat it.
Wow, you guys have given me some great ideas! I always thought of bread as bad, but if I portioned it out as a half sandwich or such, or half of a baked potato, that would certainly work. Thanks for all the inspiration!
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790 12/6/10 7:41 A
I will eat homemade split pea soup by itself. I'll let it sit on the stove top or in the slow cooker all day. Carrots, celery and potatoes are good items to put in while cooking. Croutons are a nice topper or half a grilled cheese sandwich.
i also feel the need for something with my soup, wether is it a light soup or a meal soup. anyway, i know you said you have a problem with bread so not sure this will help, but i like to have 1 100 calorie thomas's multigrain english muffin, toasted. i don't even need to butter it. it satisfies that bread craving with 8 grams of fiber, 5 protein, and only 100 cals! plus you can toast only one and sit down with it, so it's portion control.
otherwise, i have a sliced apple, or a serving of crunchy baby carrots.
one pita bread, baked croutons (can portion control in advance), a pita bread sliced in half and slow baked in oven, a dinner roll, parmesan crisps ..... depends on the soup
Fitness Minutes: (1,528)
137 10/21/10 11:25 P
I serve a La tortilla whole grain tortilla (100 cals. only) made into a quesadilla with 1/3 cup of shredded cheese. Also, sometimes I add a salad in addition to the quesadilla. It helps make a filling meal!
Fitness Minutes: (769)
368 10/21/10 8:50 P
Typically, I think of bread with soup. I don't really know what else to serve with it! There's nothing wrong with bread, but I have...issues, with bread. I have a strong love for it, you could say. I didn't even realize it until I started SP! So I'm trying to find alternatives, so I don't always feel I 'have' to do bread as a side. So, what are some of your faves? For example, tonight we're having split pea soup. I have nothing to serve with it as of yet!
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