Soups can be a great way to trick yourself into eating healthy. They’re warm, hearty, and satisfying, but if made well, can be just as low-cal (or more) as a salad. Here are a couple of my favorites:
- Chickpea Stew with Chicken Sausage (pictured above). Quick and easy, this is a staple at my house.
- Mushroom Barley Stew, from Bon Appetit. Add twice the greens for more veggies.
- Barley Soup with Greens, Fennel, Lemon and Dill, from Bon Appetit. This is an amazing soup–such a unique flavor! I used onions in place of leeks, and a whole bag of these instead of the greens in the recipe:
- Cream of Mushroom Soup, from Eating Well. I use quinoa instead of barley here, and just add the quinoa right to the pot, rather than cooking it in a separate pot first. Just make sure to add a little more water or broth and stir every few minutes, so the grains don’t stick to the bottom.
Bon Appetit! Have a great weekend!