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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 271.9
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.2 mg
  • Sodium: 3,851.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 25.7 g

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HCG Safe Tortilla Soup

Submitted by: TEMPELOSER
HCG Safe Tortilla Soup

Introduction

I love enchilada soup and I used to get it every time I went to Chili's for lunch which was a lot since it was right down the street from where I worked for 5 years. I had blown up to 300 pounds and I really had no idea why and what I was doing wrong. I thought I was eating pretty healthy but my outward appearance seemed to contradict that. I started to pay more attention to what I was putting in my mouth and started Weight Watchers which turned out to be wonderful educational tool for me to learn more about what I was putting into my body and what I should be putting in it. When I learned that the bowl of enchilada soup I would add to my meal was an extra 400 calories and 25 grams of fat I just stopped eating it all together and haven't had it since. It's been about 3 years since that revelation.

Recently someone asked can we have soup on the HCG diet and I said of course you can. Just make sure it follows all the rules. The question had me thinking what could I come up with. I love to take restaurant food, make it low cal, low carb, and taste just as good if not better. So here it is and this seriously tastes better!
I love enchilada soup and I used to get it every time I went to Chili's for lunch which was a lot since it was right down the street from where I worked for 5 years. I had blown up to 300 pounds and I really had no idea why and what I was doing wrong. I thought I was eating pretty healthy but my outward appearance seemed to contradict that. I started to pay more attention to what I was putting in my mouth and started Weight Watchers which turned out to be wonderful educational tool for me to learn more about what I was putting into my body and what I should be putting in it. When I learned that the bowl of enchilada soup I would add to my meal was an extra 400 calories and 25 grams of fat I just stopped eating it all together and haven't had it since. It's been about 3 years since that revelation.

Recently someone asked can we have soup on the HCG diet and I said of course you can. Just make sure it follows all the rules. The question had me thinking what could I come up with. I love to take restaurant food, make it low cal, low carb, and taste just as good if not better. So here it is and this seriously tastes better!

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1-2 tbsp butter just enough to saute onions, celery, and brown chicken
    2 onions chopped
    2 bunches of cilantro chopped
    1 head of celery finely chopped
    8 ounces of diced green chili's canned is fine
    3 cartons chicken stock
    6 corn tortillas sliced into thin strips
    3 large chicken breasts chopped into small pieces
    3 tbsp cumin
    1 tbsp chili powder
    2 tsp garlic or 4-5 fresh chopped garlic added during browning of chicken
    salt to taste

Directions

In large soup pot add butter and brown chicken, add onions and celery tossing and cooking til onion translucent. Add chicken stock, cilantro, green chili's, sliced tortillas, cumin, chili powder, garlic, and salt. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Add fat free sour cream, green onions, and fresh cilantro as a garnish.

Serving Size: approximately 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TEMPELOSER.






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