A lower calorie version of cream soup with added flavors of bacon and cheese.
2 chicken breasts, cubed (about 3/4 pound or 1/3 kg)
4 strips bacon or ham, chopped
2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, minced
2 large carrots, chopped
2 medium baking potatoes, chopped
1 can of low sodium, low fat cream of chicken soup
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup mature red cheddar cheese or sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp provence seasoning (maybe not available in U.S. so substitute a sprinkle of rosemary, thyme, majoram, basil, and oregano)
Instructions: Throw it all in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours and come home to a wonderful smelling kitchen and a nice warm supper!
Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories: 344, Total Carbohydrates: 34 g, Dietary Fiber: 6 g, Total Fat: 11 g, Protein: 26 g
This soup is high fiber and high protein.
Comments: Don’t skip the bacon to lower calories, the bacon only adds about 40 calories per serving and it is definitely delicious. Opt for nitrate free bacon if possible as it is a healthier option. Add other vegetables to vary the flavors this might include zucchini, yellow squash, or other colors of bell peppers. Use a lower fat milk to keep the calories low.