30 December 2012

Vegetable and Cabbage Soup (Weight Watchers Recipe)

I found this recipe here, and then tweaked it a little bit. It's only about 25 cal for a whole cup of this stuff. I am trying to eat better now that the holidays are pretty much over (of course). This soup is perfect. I have had this as part of my lunches and as snacks. This recipe makes a big pot of soup that you can eat on for days. I doubled the recipe I found and this is how I made mine below.

64 oz fat-free beef broth (2 of those big cartons)
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp tomato paste
4 c chopped cabbage (I used the bagged coleslaw kind)
1 whole onion, diced/chopped
1 can green beans, drained
1 can Rotel
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 c chopped carrot
1 c chopped zucchini
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
2 beef bouillon cubes

I also threw in a tiny can of Spicy Hot V8, but that was just for fun.

Spray a big soup pot with cooking spray and saute onion, garlic, and carrots over med-high heat for about 5 min. Then add EVERYTHING else except for the zucchini. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and let simmer about 30 min. Add zucchini and continue simmering another 10-15 min.

22 December 2012

Crock Pot Taco Soup

I prepared all of this the night before. Browned the ground beef, sauteed the onions, and put everything together in the crock pot. All I did in the morning was take it out of the fridge and turn it on! Delicious and perfect on a chilly day! Yum.

1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15.25 oz.) can sweet corn, drained
1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
1 can tomato sauce
1 packet taco seasoning
Optional: light sour cream, cheese, chips

Brown ground beef, add onions, drain. Combine all ingredients on crock pot. Cover and cook on Low 6-8 hrs. 

Original recipes found here and here.