Follow this simple method to turn a creamy soup into a diet-friendly meal.
A steaming bowl of creamy soup can be a satisfying meal on a chilly day. But if you're wary of adding high-fat cream to an otherwise resolution-worthy dinner, there are ways to get the same velvety texture without mixing in any dairy.
The general method is so simple, you don't really need a recipe:
1. Sauté aromatic vegetables (onions, garlic, shallots, leeks) in olive or canola oil until softened.
2. Add chicken or vegetable broth and lots of chopped vegetables (choose one or a combination: carrots, winter squash, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, parsnips, potatoes, beets).
3. Simmer until tender.
4. Puree the soup in your blender (in batches) or with a hand blender. If you prefer some chunks but still want a soup with lots of body, puree only half the soup, and leave the other in chunks.
5. Reheat, if necessary, then top with chopped fresh herbs, croutons.Read More »from How to Make Creamy Soup (Without Adding Cream)