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Gourmet Broccoli Cheese
Soup Recipe

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

A Soup Recipe That's a Healthy Bite

This is one of the easiest recipes at Diet Bites and contains only 3 ingredients.

Other than combining and heating the ingredients, the only thing you'll need to do is prepare the chopped broccoli.

If you prefer your broccoli less dense, run it through a food processor before adding to the soup.

The entire recipe contains about 1,200 calories and makes 6 very generous servings for about 200 calories each. What a Diet Deal!

Ingredients for Gourmet Broccoli Cheese Soup for Dieters

1 jar of Tostitos Queso (found in the chip section; use any size you wish; our recipe calorie information is based on the 23 ounce jar)

1 small package (or box) of frozen chopped broccoli, prepared and drained well

3 cups of skim milk (add more if you like your broccoli cheese soup thinner; add less for thicker soup)

How to Prepare This Recipe

Pour Queso and milk into a deep non-stick pot. Heat until bubbly. Add prepared chopped broccoli.

Our Gourmet Broccoli Cheese Soup also cooks nicely in the microwave.

Quick Diet Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

One of the easiest recipes for broccoli cheese soup - and very nice when it comes to calorie content.

Simply heat the following ingredients until warm, then stir: 1 cup of skim milk + 2 slices of 70-calorie cheese. Next, add 1/2 cup of cooked, drained finely-chopped broccoli and stir. Entire recipe contains about 240 calories.

Steamed broccoli is a sweet deal for dieters as it's naturally low in calories. Notice that the bulk of calories contained in our Diet Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe originates from the cheese and milk.

Healthy Tips for Broccoli

#1 - Create a lower calorie version of Broccoli Cheese Soup by using jarred cheese sauce found in the chip department at your local market. Opt for the 30-calories per serving version. Add 1-2 cups of skim milk (to suit personal taste). Add 1/2 cup of cooked chopped broccoli and heat until bubbly.

#2 - I've always referred to broccoli as the Broom of the Gut as it is a powerful food in keeping the digestive track in a healthy state.

The downside is that broccoli tends to have unwanted side effects; chiefly gas. When consumed with other gassy foods, the side effects are intensified.

So the next time you enjoy broccoli, you can avoid 'not enjoying' its gassy effects by keeping other gassy foods to a minimum and/or accompanying your meal with a 'gas' tablet to snuff-out the side effects.

#3 - The next time you enjoy a salad, toss a few raw broccoli trees in the bowl for a blast of natural health.

#4 - Topping broccoli with sauces and cheese is taste-appealing but unfortunately, not waist-appealing. Even so, saucy broccoli can still be enjoyed. When making sauces and adding cheese, opt for the skinnier products and your end result will contain less fat and calories.

#5 - If you enjoy your broccoli with butter (or margarine), be sure to only use a pat from a stick. Those butter and margarine tubs can spell Diet Disaster as it's more difficult to gauge serving sizes.

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