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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Here’s how to make Butternut Squash Soup.

Prepare & add to a large soup pot or Crock Pot:

1 large (3 lb) butternut squash, cubed. (soften it in the microwave for ease of peeling)
1 medium leek, cleaned and sliced
1 parsnip, peeled and sliced
1 granny smith apple, chopped
6 cups low sodium Chicken Broth

Bring to boil, simmer until soft.
Then mash it up with a potato masher, and whip it with a hand-held mixer until it’s creamy looking.

1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 tsp curry powder

Return to simmer.
Serve with chives or chopped green onions
and a dollop of sour cream.

Bon appétit!

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The Cottage Cheese Pancake

The Cottage Cheese Pancake

Mix the dry ingredients
¼ cup flour (gluten free or otherwise)
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda

Mix the wet ingredients
½ cup cottage cheese
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk

Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mix well, and dump it in the pan.

Cook about 4 minutes per side until golden.

Serve with apple sauce.

Bon appétit!

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Cole Slaw for Calorie Counting

Cole Slaw for Calorie Counting

Chop 2 apples into bite-size pieces and toss into a large bowl.
Sprinkle them with 1 tablespoon cider vinegar.
¼ cup cranberries
a squirt of mustard (1 teaspoon)
¼ cup light mayo
Mix it up.
a 16-ounce bag of shredded cabbage. 
Mix again.
If it seems like you need more mayo, resist. Keep mixing.
The main calories are in the cranberries and the mayo, and they are thinned out by all that cabbage.
To make it a meal, serve yourself one bowlful and add ¼ cup of hummus.
Also good with chopped green onions.
Bon appétit!
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Between Celebrations Soup

Between Celebrations Soup


This Broccoli Cauliflower Soup is designed to give you that feeling of fullness, without the calories!

In a large soup pot combine:

2 heads broccoli
1 head cauliflower
1 large tomato, peeled

Cut it up in the pot, or if you’re in a hurry, just toss it in.

750 ml lo sodium chicken broth
250 ml water
Bring to a boil and simmer about 20 minutes until tender.

Mash it up with a potato masher.

Stir in:
1 – 10 oz can of cream of mushroom soup
½ tsp each of pepper, basil, dill
Heat again.

Blend it with a hand mixer in the pot – partially if you like chunky soup, totally if you like it really creamy.

The only calories are about 200 calories from the soup – which divided between several servings is next to nothing. Good for those times when you feel hungry but want to save yourself for the next party.

To make it a meal, top bowl with an ounce of shredded cheese.

Bon appétit!

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