Slim Down with Soup – It’s True!

Luby's Homestyle Chicken Soup

Luby’s Homestyle Chicken Soup

The key to looking and feeling your best this New Year may be as simple as a piping hot bowl of soup. And science agrees! Research has shown that a serving of the good stuff often makes for the perfect meal substitute to richer, higher-calorie dense foods. These hearty eats are known to help regulate your blood sugar and make you feel fuller—faster!

In general, soups have a low number of calories as compared to their serving size. They’re filling, yet easy for your body to digest. Bottom line–you’ll see results on the scale in no time. In fact, one study from Penn State found that consuming soup resulted in about a 450-calorie drop per meal!

Fat Flushing Soup

Seek out those soups based around vegetables, lentils, and lean protein over anything cheese or cream-based. There’s one soup that is actually reported to flush fat right out of your body! The so-called slimming ingredients include lots of earthy spices…the aromas are sensational. This Fat Flush Soup, originally created for Woman’s World Magazine, remains as one of the most popular recipes on Goodtaste.tv to date! Rich in antioxidants and loaded with fiber…

Winter-Minestrone

A newer entry on my site is Winter Minestrone [above] prepared with butternut squash and kale. It’s topped with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (if you’re so inclined) and served with warm bread. Veggie heavy and freezes well.

sweet-potato-soup

You’ll get a ‘kick’ out of this Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with garlic, minced jalapeños and strips of tangy turnip greens in a warm, spicy broth. It’s topped off with a squeeze of fresh lime and garnished with cilantro. Try using collards or spinach instead of the turnip greens depending on your preference.

White Squash and Shrimp Soup

Celebrity Chef John Besh dished on recipe for White Squash & Shrimp Soup, included in his brand new cookbook out now. It’s a heftier offering that features green and white striped Southern heirloom cushaw squash and wild brown shrimp sourced from Lake Pontchartrain. Here’s to home cooked happiness on a plate!

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