Economical Recipes Created & Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Economical Soup Recipes

Low Fat, Low Calorie Soup Recipes for Dieters

Soups are a fantastic way to assist in losing those unwanted pounds. For the lowest calorie versions of soup, lean towards those with clear or red bases verses soups with creamy white bases.

However, even the most creamy of soup tends to be lower in calories than one might assume.

Enjoying a delicious bowl of soup and a side salad before the main course can help fill the tummy so that you'll eat less. And of course, there is nothing as comforting as a bowl of warm homemade soup on a cold winter's or autumn's day.

diet tomato soup recipe

Easy to Prepare Inexpensive Soup Recipe

Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe Ingredients

You will need the following recipe ingredients:

2 medium size cans of plain stewed tomatoes [non-seasoned]
1 cup of reduced fat milk
fresh or dried basil
cracked black pepper and sea salt

How to Prepare Our Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

Drain the juice from the tomatoes into a pot. Place the solid tomato pieces into a blender or food processor and pulverize until they reach the desired consistency. If you like a chunkier soup, leave some bigger bits; if you prefer smooth - then blend well.

Add the tomato to the juice in the pot and heat on the stove top. The basil is optional but it compliments the tomatoes in the soup so well.

Add 1/2 to one teaspoon of either dried or finely chopped fresh basil to the pot as well as cracked pepper and sea salt to suit personal taste. Also add the milk.  

Cream Potato Soup Recipe, Ingredients & Preparation Notes

There are so many methods that can be used for preparing potato soup. You can use leftover mashed potatoes, or you can peel fresh potatoes and boil them on the stove top - or you can even pop a fresh one into the microwave or oven, then hull out the flesh.

For this recipe, we used baked specimens that have the white flesh removed - about 4 cups worth. Let's place that into a pot on the stove top.

Add the following ingredients and heat well: 1 medium can of evaporated milk that is reduced in fat, 1 Tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley, salt and pepper to suit personal taste and 1 Tablespoon of reduced fat margarine.

Golden Mushroom Soup Recipe

You can use any variety of mushrooms that you wish; we used 1 pint of Shiitake mushrooms for this recipe.

You will also need the following ingredients for this recipe.

soup recipes1 teaspoon of dried dill
1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of lemon juice (bottled or fresh)
1 cup of reduced fat or skim milk
pepper, salt
1 large container of low fat chicken broth
1/2 cup of reduced fat sour cream.

How to Prepare Our Golden Mushroom Soup Recipe

Boil the mushrooms in the chicken broth and when they are tender, add the remaining ingredients. Cook until hot and bubbly.

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