It is starting to get cooler here in Colorado and nothing is as nice as a big bowl of soup on those chilly days. This recipe meets all the requirements of your lean and green, but keep in mind that this recipe doesn't require a healthy fat when adding the shredded cheese. If you would like to leave out the cheese and have a lean from the leanest category (such as 99% lean ground turkey, egg beaters, shrimp, fish, etc and not be over your healthy fats requirements), then please do so because this recipe already has 1 1/2 healthy fats from the laughing cow cheese alone. I tried the soup with 2 laughing cow cheese wedges so that it would only be 1 healthy fat, but it really needed 3. I wouldn't omit any laughing cow cheese wedges. On the other hand, whether you do decide to leave out the shredded cheese or not, the soup is still yummy! Not to mention it makes a very generous serving! Enjoy!
Broccoli Cheese Soup
1 1/2 cups cooked broccoli (3 Greens)
3 light laughing cow cheese wedges (any cheese flavor) (1 1/2 Healthy Fats)
1/8 tsp salt (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp pepper (1/4 Condiment)
1 cup chicken broth (1 Condiment)
1/4 cup or 1 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese (1/4 Lean)
Combine all of the ingredient in a blender. Blend until well blended. If a chunkier soup is desired, add broccoli last and blend for a few seconds.
1 Serving with 3 Greens, 1/4 Lean (need 3/4 more Lean from the leanest category such as 5.25 oz shrimp, tilapia, 99% ground turkey or 1 1/2 cup egg beaters), 1.5 Condiments and 1.5 Healthy Fats