Skinny Taco Soup

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I won't go as far as to say that I'm making a goal to lose weight in 2013, but there are some baby pounds I may or may not being striving to get rid of. Ideally I'll do this through some kid-friendly exercise (swift walks with the stroller and family yoga, anyone?) and a boost in some healthy menu planning.

First on the menu ... Skinny Taco Soup. A yummy blend of healthy, low cal ingredients that will help us all shed a few pounds in January.

I pulled this delish recipe from the archives of my cookbook this week in preparation for the soon-to-be-slender me. It's from one of my dearest friends whom I consider my resident health nut. Consider it a bonus that it's made in a blender ... does it get any easier than that? I think not.  

SKINNY TACO SOUP 

Ingredients
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 thin slice of onion
  • 2 carrots (or a handful of baby carrots)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 packet of taco seasoning
  • Various other veggies: peppers, squash, cabbage, etc.
Directions
  • Wash, peel, dice, and prep each veggie
  • Add everything to a blender (I have an antique Vitamix and can't even begin to tell you how much I adore it!) and puree with 3 cups of boiling water
  • Pour into bowls and enjoy plain or portion out a few goodies (corn, cheese, olives, chips, or sour cream) to fancy it up
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8 comments:

Bianca said...

YUM! I bet some shredded chicken would be a great way to entice meat lovers.. AKA my husband, who won't eat any kind of soup unless there is meat in it. I'll be saving this one!

ThatMamaGretchen said...

Oooo, that would be good! Dominic would appreciate the extra oomph too :)

Nessa Bixler said...

Have you tried making your own taco seasoning? I finally did and it is yummy. Triple the batch and I put it on everything, eggs, fries, with mayo on sandwiches.

ThatMamaGretchen said...

I haven't! What's your recipe?

Jennifer @ Hybrid Rasta Mama said...

Thanks for joining the January Festival of Food! This recipe looks great and I agree with Nessa - homemade taco seasoning would rock the socks off this recipe!

Luschka said...

Okay. That went straight on my recipes to try board! Yum! Thanks for participating in the carnival!

ThatMamaGretchen said...

You're welcome! I love this carnival :) Thanks for hosting!

hobomama said...

That sounds super yummy! I love taco anything. :)