6 Dishes That Slash 1,000 Calories Off Your Meal
Sweet Potato Soup
Fact: The typical holiday meal has 2,500 calories, more than the average woman should consume in a single day.
The fix: Serve these six yummy, better-for-you dishes instead.
...instead of sweet potato casserole
Turn beta-carotene-packed sweet potatoes into a trendy appetizer by serving soup in a "shooter" glass.
Calories saved: 326
Grams of fat saved: 16 (5g saturated)
Makes: 10 1/4-cup servings
- 1 large (8-ounce) sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
- 2 cups fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
- 10 tablespoons pressurized whipped cream
- In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring sweet potatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are very soft.
- Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree in pan until smooth. (Alternatively, puree in a regular blender.)
- Stir soy milk into soup over medium-high heat. Bring just to a boil.
- Serve soup hot in espresso cups or large shot glasses, topped with 1 tablespoon whipped cream.
Per serving: 44 calories, 1g protein, 7g carbohydrate, 1g fat (1g saturated), 0g fiber.
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