As the summer progresses, so has my low-cal creativity and cooking skills! Recently I whipped up a soup, with inspiration from one of my favorites, tortilla soup, I thought I would share. This is low calorie and very filling. Of course, you could add tortilla chips, cheese and avocado and it would be good, but I promise the soup without it is fantastic and full of flavor. Here's the recipe:
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups diced tomatoes
4 cups organic fat free chicken broth
4 tsp cumin
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cayenne
1 lb. cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
3/4 cup diced celery
Boil chicken slowly on medium-high heat. This takes a while but the chicken will be more tender. Then, preheat pot for soup over medium-high heat. Add garlic and celery-cook for three to five minutes...I added a small amount of broth in the pan to keep the garlic from sticking (I didn't use any oil products).
If you make this, let me know what you think!