Onion Soup ~ Cheap ~ Nutritious ~ So Low In Calories
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Onions are very rich in vitamins and minerals. They are antioxidants & anti-inflammatory properties, so very god for arthritis, cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and even a help in fighting cancer. Beef broth & onions, so very low in calories. Add a very thin slice of French bread with melted swiss cheese from the toaster & you have a quick French Onion Soup. Or try a beef shank which will make the beef stock and add the onions...still a budget friendly meal. Beef shank/veggie soup
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The calories in onions are very low at about 40 calories for a medium onion, they are included in all types of weight loss diets & onions have the effect of lowering glucose levels in the body, by increasing the amount of free insulin. Trace minerals such as chromium increase the tolerance to glucose, & lower insulin levels. Grilled cheese & sauteed Onions are delicious. Try Onion Soup, cucmber and onion salad, a low calorie dip with tomatoes & jalapenos, in cottage cheese w/ parsley.
This is a cheap and low calorie meal just add a sachet of supermarket own brand cuppa soup to boiling water and add the pasta it turns into a sauce! Cheap low calorie alternative to rich pasta sauces...yum!
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.
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