Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weight Watcher Wednesday: Cream of Broccoli

Light lunches are the best.  Light, tasty lunches are even better.

Cream of broccoli has to be one of my favorite indulgence type of soup.  Even though it can be loaded with broccoli it is also usually laden with much fat.  Bummer.  What to do? Mix up some of your own amazing soup.

If you don't have the time to roast your broccoli just use regularly boiled broccoli instead.  But the roasting does really up the flavor quotient.
Cream of Broccoli Done Lightly

2 cups roasted broccoli (preferably as leftovers)
1 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons half and half
garlic clove or granulated garlic if you are in a hurry.
2 tablespoons of parmesan

Whirl all of it except the parmesan.  Pour into a pan to heat.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve and garnish with parmesan. If you want it thinner just add some chicken stock.  Personally, I love it thick.

Total Calories: 310 calories


Sandy H said...

Oh yeah. This one is going into my recipe file. Sounds wonderful!

Bunny said...

This looks delicious!

grace said...

done lightly and done rightly!