Low Calorie Bean Soup Recipe

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Mama Bear's Mexican Jumping Bean Diet Soup

Low in Calories, High in Fiber, Tops in Taste!

Making the best diet choices for your diet plan!  Fun diet story includes the recipe below for Mama Bear's Low Calorie, High Fiber Mexican Jumping Bean Diet Soup.


The wonderful thing about Mama Bear's diet soup is that the cook can regulate the level of spicy heat.  This diet soup is also filling, tasty, easy to make with 'normal kitchen ingredients', high in fiber, zero cholesterol, and low in calories.

For mild soup, simply omit the chili powder.

For medium heat in your soup, use only 1/2 the chili powder.

For spicy soup, prepare as directed below.

For 'blow your socks off' soup, double the chili powder and add a teaspoon of red pepper.

Mama Bear's Mexican Jumping Bean Diet Soup Recipe for Three

3 cups of prepared pinto beans - with bean juice
2 Tablespoons of chili powder

1 Teaspoon of ground cumin

1/2 cup of diced onions - any variety

1/2 cup of diced bell pepper - any color

Salt & Pepper to taste

Few springs of cilantro (optional, but it bonds the soup)

2 slices of raw bacon


How to Prepare Diet Bean Soup

Drain beans from bean juice carefully, if beans are still hot. Reserve the juice in a large pot.  With a potato masher, mash the beans slightly, then return to the pot with juice.

Add remaining ingredients to the pot.  Continue to cook the prepared beans with the seasonings, adding a bit of water if necessary.  

Be sure to stir often. Soup should become very thick.

Remove the bacon strips before transferring into bowls - or you can leave it in according to your personal taste. Add an additional sprig of cilantro to top of soup for presentation, if desired.

Calories, Diet Tips

Calories: 1/3 of the recipe contains a mere 255 calories and minimal fat (from the bacon).  Enjoy with a wedge of cornbread sprayed with no calorie butter. You'll feel full for hours later. Beans are packed with fiber, and fiber works to keep us filling full, longer.

Mama Bear's Jumping Bean Diet Soup....  I know why she calls it Diet Soup, but what's with the Jumping Bean thing? Do you know?

Calories in Beans - Pinto beans contain about 110 calories per half-cup, cooked.


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