Thursday, January 14, 2010

Zero Point Soup

Here is the sight that awaited me in the kitchen when I woke up this morning. I only wish I could post the scent instead. Yum!

This pot full of veggies was the backbone of my lunch today. And it cost me absolutely no Weight Watchers points to eat. Now how is that for feeling like you are getting away with something?

I modified the recipe that I found in my booklet from years ago. Here's how I made my version of Zero Point Soup:

  • 2/3 cup sliced carrot
  • 1 small diced onion - sauteed with Pam
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
  • 3 tsp fat free beef bullion
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 1/2 can green beans
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tsp corn starch (to help thicken it - you can also use 1 Tbsp tomato paste)
I put all these things in the slow cooker and let it do its thing on low all night while I slept. In the morning - lunch was ready before my feet even hit the floor. :)

Come lunch break, I was not disappointed! It was flavorful and filling. My only complaint is that the recipe only makes enough for four servings. Next time, I am making up a big batch!

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Amaaris said...

I really need to lose some weight again, too...

I tagged you for this award!http://amaasanatomy.blogspot.com/2010/01/tagged.html

dotoner said...

mmmm - they have an newer 0 point soup that is really good too. I am going to try this one though!

Lil'chan said...

THis soup looks delicious ;)

StefRobrts said...

I love soup recipes, I'm going to try this one!

Shelly said...

Oh that looks SO GOOD! I am going to have to make some. I love all my slow cookers and need to use them more! Thank you for the inspiration