Diabetic Cooking

Quick Broccoli Soup

Next time you’re in the mood for a warm bowl of yummy soup, skip the pop-top can — just whip up a batch of this broccoli soup. This simple-to-make and better-for-you bowl is deliciously highlighted by crumbled blue cheese sprinkled on just before serving.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

Place broth, broccoli, and onion in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Purée soup in blender and return to saucepan. Add milk and salt, if desired. Add water or additional broth, if needed.

Ladle soup into serving bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 91 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 175 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 Vegetable, 1 Meat.


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