I love to cook large batches of soups, whether it's bean soup, chicken and rice, vegetable or stuffed cabbage "stoup" and freeze in individual portions. Then I can grab a bowl out of the freezer to take for work when there's no leftovers. Stops me from making last minute poor choices.
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Frozen Veggies are fairly low in calories, but they can be so bland. Butter or margarine will add lots of calories.
Lower-calorie soups like the Progresso Light series offer a serving of soup at under 100 calories.
So,,, If you take half-a-package of frozen veggies and dump it in a bowl (with a lid), then open the can of soup & pour only the liquid part over the veggies, you can cook up a good lo-cal meal (or half-meal, if you're really hungry). THEN I can cook/eat the rest of the soup!
The nice thing is, I always seem to have lots of liquid left over when I finish the veggies, meat and/or other goodies in a can of soup, so I turn that around: Use the extra to cook the frozen veggies, giving them flavor, and without adding any extra calories for butter or margarine or oils.
Save some left over turkey and freeze it until your ready to make soup!!!!!!
Unthaw the turkey you placed in the freezer place in crockpot, add 2 large chicken broth,half can of tomatoe juice,frozen peas,frozencarrots,frozen beans of your choice and 1 large can of sliced mushrooms,salt & pepper to taste.( add 3-6 bay leaves also) cook over night.Thicken with cornstarch!!!!!
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