Low-Fat Soup Recipes

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Are you looking for low fat soup recipes? You'll be pleasantly surprised to learn it isn't hard to make tasty homemade soup that is low in fat. Many traditional soup recipes can be converted to lower fat versions by simply substituting a few ingredients. For example, instead of using heavy cream in chowder, evaporated skim milk can be used. Likewise, since vegetables and beans are low fat ingredients, adding a good amount to any soup will bulk up the recipe without adding fat. Here are a few lightened versions of popular soup recipes.

Two Low Fat Soup Recipes

The recipes below can be served alone or in smaller amounts as a side dish.

Hearty Chicken and Bean Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans of low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 c. shredded cabbage
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • ½ c. chopped carrots
  • ½ c. chopped celery
  • ½ c. chopped onion
  • ¼ c. fresh minced parsley
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ c. cooked chicken, diced

Directions:

  1. In large saucepan, combine broth, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, parsley, garlic powder and pepper
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to low
  4. Cover
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender
  6. Stir in beans and chicken
  7. cook until heated through (about 3 minutes)

Servings and Nutrition Information:

Makes 6 main-dish servings. Per serving: 203 Calories, 4 g Fat, 34 mg Cholesterol, 698 mg Sodium, 28 g Carbohydrate, 6 g Fiber, 19 g Protein

Corn Chowder

Ingredients:

  • Tasty Corn Chowder
    1 (14.5 oz.) can low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz.) package of frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • ½ c. red bell pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated skim milk
  • ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbs. fresh parsley, minced

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine broth, corn, onion, bell pepper and black pepper
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to low
  4. Cover
  5. Simmer about 5 minutes, until onion is soft
  6. In a small bowl, mix milk and flour
  7. Stir well and add to soup
  8. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly
  9. Cook 1 minute longer
  10. Sprinkle with parsley

Variation:

Make chicken and corn chowder by adding one cup of cooked chicken to the recipe when adding the milk and flour mixture.

Servings and Nutrition Information:

Without chicken: Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 120 Calories, 1 g Fat, 2 mg Cholesterol, 260 mg Sodium, 23 g Carbohydrate, 1 g Fiber, 7 g Protein

With chicken: Makes 3 main-dish servings. Per Serving: 254 Calories, 4 g Fat, 35 mg Cholesterol, 420 mg Sodium, 35 g Carbohydrate, 1 g Fiber, 22 g Protein

Enjoy Healthy Low Fat Soup Recipes

When you learn how to make these simple and delicious low fat soup recipes, you won't have to blow your diet to enjoy hot, nourishing soup for lunch or dinner, any day of the week.

Low-Fat Soup Recipes