Wild Mushroom Soup, Garnished with Walnuts
This recipe looks fancy but it was so easy. We invented it ourselves tonight 🙂 The husband took the initiative to add 100 calories worth of butter, which I thought was rather pointless because I couldn’t even taste it. Oh well. The navy beans are also optional, but we added them for more protein and fiber (and because we needed to get rid of them!)
Wild Mushroom Soup:
- 1 pound assorted mushrooms (cremini, button, oyster, skitaki)
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 large stalk celery, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, Low-Sodium
- 14 oz can beef broth, low-sodium
- 1/2 cup navy beans
- Butter (optional)
- Chopped walnuts for garnish
Cook chopped mushrooms, garlic and veggies in a large dutch oven until tender. You can cook it in butter for extra flavor, but it’s not necessary. Add broth and cream of mushroom. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Puree with a stick blender, leaving some chunks. Or puree 3/4 of soup in food processor or stand blender. Garnish with walnuts.
Makes 2 servings. ~326 calories per serving when using 1 tbsp butter. 250 calories without butter!
It was fantastic and VERY filling!!!!!!! I loved the crunch of the walnuts.
This afternoon I snacked on a new kind of raw fruit/nut bar: Think Organic. It was a lot like the LaraBar I had yesterday – actually almost exactly the same but a little smaller and a little less calories. I didn’t think it would tide my hunger very well, but I ate at 3:30 and still wasn’t hungry for dinner at 6 when I got home!
And I had a few Kashi crackers when I was packing my lunch, which, by the way, is going to be AWESOME tomorrow!
Yes, It’s Possible
And yes, it is possible to have just a half cup of ice cream and stop. Edy’s Slow-churned Egg Nog and Fiber One….
Gosh that stuff is amazing. Just like real egg nog!!! Who needs the drink when you can chew it for 1/4 the calories!?
Total Wednesday calories: ~ 1719
– 566 from workout and walk
= net of 1152.
P.S. I’m about to curse this computer screen out with all the formatting issues in this post!!!!!!!