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6 Dishes That Slash 1,000 Calories Off Your Meal

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You won't gain an ounce over the party season if you serve these delicious recipes.

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.

Serve Sweet Potato Soup...

...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


  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree in pan until smooth. (Alternatively, puree in a regular blender.)
  3. Stir soy milk into soup over medium-high heat. Bring just to a boil.
  4. Serve soup hot in espresso cups or large shot glasses, topped with 1 tablespoon whipped cream.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 44 calories, 1g protein, 7g carbohydrate, 1g fat (1g saturated), 0g fiber.

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2/2/2012 02:28:20 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

These recipes are a great alternative to the originals. I can't wait to try them.

12/16/2010 10:07:17 AM Report Abuse
barrettkim1 wrote:

Why would you send out Holiday based recipes in January Sweet Potato soup, green bean casserole, stuffing...Really?

1/13/2010 10:53:21 AM Report Abuse

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