After simmering or steaming vegetables, freeze the cooking liquid in baggies. When it's time to make soup, use up the baggies instead of canned broth--they're rich in vitamins, minerals, and give soups some one-of-a-kind flavor.
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You can make creamy veggies soups that taste great and are filling!!! Just roast whatever veggies you want, then add to stock pot with some veggie or chicken stock, a little fat free half & half... and blend right in the pot with the immersion blender!!! Amazingly low calorie and low fat, but they taste like those cream filled restaurant soups!!! Plus you get your fresh veggies in!
My favorite is a Roasted Tomato and Basil soup.... so low in calories you can even have the grilled cheese with it!!
Soup is a GREAT meal. Fills you up, and is a great way to get your vegetables in and is not carb heavy. Substitute Vegetable stock for Chicken or Beef stock, and if it is a "creamy" soup, go for pureeing instead of adding cream! 210
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