Yeah I know...that means it is time to get back on track on the healthy train.
But don't fret healthy does not have to be boring and tasteless.
I don't know about you but in the summertime I find it really easy to eat light because it is scorching hot outside for one, but also there is a plethora of fresh produce at my fingertips. The wintertime on the other hand can be challenging because my body tends to want comfort and warmth when it is cold outside, which can end up being heavier meals that maybe aren't so great for my body.
I am telling you that there is compromise here to give your body what it craves while keeping you on track with your healthy living. You can have absolutely no guilt at all when you eat this potato soup. Your taste buds will never know that it isn't the full fat version and neither will your family. Trust me on this it's simple and delicious.
That's why I love making meals at home myself that way I can substitute here and there and make any dish healthy, even a bowl of creamy, comforting, potato soup.
Just try it for yourself.
- 5 Lb. Bag of Russet Potatoes
- 3 Onions
- 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 Cups Chicken Stock
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Non-Fat Milk
- 2-3 Tbsp. of Flour
- 2-3 Tbsp. of Water
- 2 Tbsp. of Butter (optional, but a little never hurt anybody, it's for the whole pot afterall)
- Diced Green Onions
- Turkey Bacon
- Low Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
-Wash your potatoes, if you prefer to peel them do so now, but I actually leave the peel on to add texture and nutrients. Dice the potatoes into medium size cubes along with your onions in a more fine chop.
-Heat a large pot, add your olive oil and then your onions, salt and pepper and sauté until translucent, but not browned.
-Add your potatoes, and more salt and pepper and stir together with onions.
-You will then add your chicken stock and enough water to just cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer until potatoes are tender.
-While your potatoes are cooking, combine your flour and water in a mason jar or glass and combine well until there are no lumps. I like to use a jar so I can put a lid on it and shake it well.
-Take the pot off the heat after your potatoes are tender. Add your milk, butter, and flour mixture and combine well until the soup thickens a little. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
-Top with your green onions, low fat cheddar cheese, and turkey bacon and serve!
I already told you this was delicious, but it is also really affordable and will feed a ton of people! Cost effective and tasty...can't beat that!
So when you get tired of salads or your other half gets tired of salads (mine does often), give this soup a try. Deal?
You can serve a salad on the side.