LOW CARB, HIGH PROTEIN PUMPKIN SOUP

LOW CARB, HIGH PROTEIN PUMPKIN SOUP
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.1
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.1 mg
  • Sodium: 617.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 32.1 g

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Introduction

The taste and colors of autumn provide a rich warmth and mild pleasure for cooler days and nights. This is a quick & easy soup because it begins with canned pumpkin and uses leftover, precooked foods. The taste and colors of autumn provide a rich warmth and mild pleasure for cooler days and nights. This is a quick & easy soup because it begins with canned pumpkin and uses leftover, precooked foods.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    Slice thinly 1/4 small onion. Add to large pot. Add 3 1/2 cups of Libby's pumpkin into the pan. Add 3 cups of water to this and stir well. Chop into 1/2 inch bite size pieces 9 oz of chicken breasts. Add to pot & stir. Flame should be at medium height.

    Add 3 cups of sliced mushrooms. Stir again.
    Add the following spices:
    1/2 teaspoon of each of these: dried thyme & black pepper
    1 teaspoon of these: dried rosemary & oregano,
    1/4 tsp of salt
    1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper
    Stir the pot & simmer for 5 minutes.

    Add 6 oz of fresh spinach to the pot. Stir until they are just wilted. Add 1 oz mozzarella cheese to eas serving mug or bowl. Ladle the soup into each container. Gently fold the hot soup into the cheese. Serve hot.

Tips

The protein will fill you. The glycemic index of pumpkin is high (75), but the glycemic load is only 3. It's fiber makes it stick to tour ribvs.


Directions

If you want to make ahead & reheat, omit the spinach and the cheese. Reheat the soup on the stove, stirring over medium heat. After it is serving temperature, add the cheese and spinach.

Serving Size: Makes 3 servings 2 1/2 cup each.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REVCORNIE.

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