Posts tagged ‘soup’

September 27, 2011

Skinny Baked Potato Soup

After many indulgences and a big fall over the weekend I needed something comforting…but healthy!

That’s where “skinny” loaded baked potato soup comes in. I found this recipe here and adapted it to our liking.

Skinny Loaded Baked Potato Soup


  • 2 russet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1 head of cauliflower, stem removed cut into florets
  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • heaping 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
  • 10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
  • 3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Peel potatoes, chop and boil until tender (about 12 minutes).
  • Drain potatoes and let them cool.
  • Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender.
  • Drain and return to pot.
  • On medium heat, add vegetable broth, almond milk, potatoes and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add greek yogurt, half the chives, salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl.
  • Top each serving with cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.

So thick, so creamy and so healthy.

This recipe makes a ton so you can also freeze it and save it for a lazy day. I might be eating for every meal today and tomorrow so we might not have leftovers…Sorry Adam.

I also realize men can’t just eat soup for dinner and call it a night – so we added a chicken breast to Adam’s dish.

2 meals – 2 people – 1 pot.

QUESTIONS: Have you ever used cauliflower in place of potatoes? It’s amazing that you can’t tell the difference!

September 22, 2011


Day late…Dollar short. Story of my life! But since It’s What I ate Wednesday I thought I’d show you what I REALLY did eat on Wednesday!


1/4 cup cooked quinoa, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/2 smashed banana, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbs slivered almonds, cinnamon and agave


Vegan Mac and Cheese Casserole and Vegetable Soup


Morning Star “Chicken” Patty w/ ketchup on sandwich thin – Apple sliced with peanut flour sauce


NOTHING exciting! I came home SO hungry last night that I almost ate the lunch I had for dinner too. That would’ve been pretty to share.

I’m also still mildly addicted to pinterest. Yesterday I made another monogram for our bedroom.

I drew a block-letter k on a 11×17 piece of white cardstock. Then I glued the buttons on one-by-one and overlapped some to give it a 3-d effect.

Love it 🙂


Awkward picture.

Yellow Cardigan: H&M

Brown Tank: Nordstrom

Jeans: True Religion

Headband: Forever 21

Necklace: Nordstrom

I skipped my workout yesterday but need to get on it today – I have a LONG weekend of fun ahead of me 🙂

Questions: Do you put ketchup on your “chicken” patties? I would never eat it with grilled chicken but it seems right to me when it’s breaded.