Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chicken soup for weight loss

Learn how to cook a low calorie, high protein and fiber chicken tortilla soup- no cream, butter or heavy fats. This soup features 28 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber and under 300 for any program and tastes great.
We know that chicken soup is a grandmother's cold remedy but how about Chicken soup for weight loss?  Well this low calorie tasty version of Chicken Tortilla soup is creamy, hot and full of vitamins, protein, fiber and under 300 calories too.  From start to finish it takes about 20 minutes but costs under $10 for 6 servings and did I mention easy to make?
12 Cups Chicken Stock
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup onions
2 tablespoons Olive oil
5 Whole wheat and Corn Tortillas Diced( these had 90 calories and 5 grams fiber in each)
2 cups cooked diced chicken
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans rinsed well

Start with soup pot and add olive oil. Then wipe with paper towel to take out most of the oil but coat the pot and add the carrots, celery and onions.  Saute until soft then add chicken stock.  Bring to a boil and then add tortillas.  Cook about 5 minutes until tortillas are soft and then puree contents with blender.  Add chicken, tomatoes and beans.
Divide into Six 2-1/4 cup servings
275 calories
10 grams fiber
28 grams protein


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