packed with vegetables, meat, herbs and spices,
makes a healthy, low-fat, filling and nutritious
Here are some delicious
healthy soup recipes you simply have to try.
Slow Cook Beef Soup Recipe
Cooking Time: 4 Hours
1. Select a small shin of beef of moderate size,
crack the bone in small pieces, wash and place it in
a large pot to boil, with five or six cups of cold
water. Let it boil about two hours, or until it
begins to get tender, then season it with a
tablespoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of pepper.
2. Boil it one hour longer, then add to it three
carrots, two turnips, two tablespoons of rice or
pearl barley, one head of celery, and a teaspoon of
summer savory. The vegetables should be cut small like
3. After these ingredients have boiled a quarter of
an hour, put in two potatoes cut up into small
pieces, let it boil half an hour longer.
4. Take the meat from the soup, and if intended to
be served with it, take out the bones and lay it
closely and neatly on a dish, and garnish with
sprigs of parsley. Serve mustard with it. It is very
nice pressed and eaten cold with mustard and
vinegar, or catsup.
What to do with leftovers?
Should any soup remain left over on the first day, it may be
heated, with the addition of a little boiling water,
and served again. Some fancy a glass of brown sherry
added just before being served. Serve it very hot!
Tips for making low fat healthy soup recipes
Clear consommés may be used, and stock from
vegetables and meat bones. Thoroughly chill and
remove all fat before using. Cream soups made from
non-fat milk, with the addition of flour (2
teaspoons to 1 cup) thoroughly cooked until thick,
then blended with various vegetables or vegetable
purees, are excellent. To replace crackers you may
use Melba toast, toast cubes, Ry-Krisp, or bread
Eating canned soups
Dry soup mixes are quite low in fat and are very
enjoyable. Some soup manufacturers prepare canned
soups that have about a half-teaspoonful of fat per
serving of soup when diluted equally with water.
Vegetable and vegetable-beef canned soups, however,
are very low in fat content and great for the low