If you are one of the few people who are interested in a healthy diet, than you are probably well aware of the fact that soups are amongst the healthiest dishes. Most healthy soup recipes are aimed at exploiting the nutritious properties of certain vegetables. Today we have chose on presenting a great low calorie soup whose star vegetable is the onion. However, before we get going on the recipe, you should know a couple of things about onions.
Onions are one of the most nutritious vegetables. For starters they are rich in minerals and vitamins. Amongst the many properties of onions we must mention their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are used as home remedies for numerous affections such as cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes and even cancer. Furthermore they are excellent produce for weight loss programs given the fact that they are extremely low on calories. A medium sized onions has about 40 calories. Given these facts, it is no wonder that there are so many onion soup recipes which are recommended for weight loss diets. The following low calorie soup is very simple and healthy. In order for the ingredients to mix their flavors in a proper manner, it is best if you prepare this soup in the slow cooker.
Low calorie French onion soup
2 large thinly sliced yellow onions
half of teaspoon garlic powder
1 table spoon low fat sugar
8 cups beef broth
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
8 ultra thin slices of Swiss cheese
half tablespoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
You start by spraying a large pan with cooking spray. You add the sliced onions, one cup of broth and the garlic powder. You saute the mix until the broth is evaporated and the onions start caramelizing. You proceed by adding the rest of the ingredients. You now turn the slow cooker on high and let the soup cook for about 4 hours. When it is ready to serve, you put the soup in oven friendly bowls, add a piece of Swiss cheese on top and heat it in the oven until the cheese has a light brown color.
The French onion soup is one of the most popular food dishes of the French cuisine. It is considered to be one of the most sophisticated soups and if you cook it according to our instructions it will also be low on calories. It is a great soup which can be prepared during any season (as onions are always available) and it is definitely great for impressing your guests. You should definitely keep this recipe as your go-to low calorie soup.