What's Cooking Wednesday, October 3rd
This week I tried a new recipe. I don't know about you, but as Fall weather is fast approaching and we've actually had some days that were not 99 degrees here in Texas. I decided it's time to start making some soups/stews/chili. I made a turkey chili a couple of weeks ago, but I think it may need some tweaking for my family. I am a fan (and by fan I mean I LOVE) potato soup. Being a WW member, potato soup can often come with a heavy SmartPoints "price tag". I found a recipe for a creamy cauliflower potato soup, which after plugging it into the Recipe Builder using the ingredients that I used in the amounts I used, only turned out to be 4 SmartPoints. This soup smelled absolutely amazing. It could be creamier, but it had a really good flavor and definitely was worth it for me. I did change a few things up for my first batch though. I used Vegetable Stock/Broth and increased the minced garlic to 2 tsp. In my house, we're big fans of garlic. I am super excited about this soup. It may not be as creamy as the standard potato soup that I might get from the Panera Bread (which is 9 SmartPoints for a cup and 12 for a bowl), but it is really a great runner up and a lot less of a hit to the SmartPoints budget of 23 per day. If you have a favorite low calorie/low SmartPoint soup, please share! If you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!