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Slim Down with Savory Soups

By Ali Struhs

From chowders to chilis, soup should be a staple in your Jenny Craig menu. Not only is a warm cup or bowl of soup a comforting meal, but broth-based, veggie-rich soup can also help you shed pounds when consumed as an appetizer. Check out these soups plus creative addition ideas, from Jenny Craig.

New Creamy Tomato Vegetable Soup
Rich and creamy, this home-style favorite soup features pureed tomato and vegetables, with a hint of onion and garlic for the ultimate menu addition. Top with a slice of avocado, a heart-healthy and filling garnish.

New Chunky Vegetable Medley Soup
Enjoy this delicious medley of peas, carrots, green beans, and corn in a savory vegetable broth is a classic soup combination, but adding a handful of spinach to wilt in the soup while cooking it will boost your recommended daily value of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C.

New Chicken Tortilla Soup
Fiesta! This delicious soup features hearty chicken, red bell peppers, long grain brown rice with the perfect blend of black and pinto beans. Bulk up this soup by adding a half cup of vitamin and nutrient-rich jicama. Simply peel and cut a small jicama into bite-sized pieces and steam it before adding to your warmed-up soup.

New Italian Style Wedding Soup
This popular Italian-inspired soup mixes hearty meatballs, carrots, pasta and spinach – all simply bursting with rich flavor. For more Italian flair, garnish with a fresh herb combination of basil and oregano before serving alongside a tossed salad.

Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder
Is there anything more comforting than a steaming bowl of chowder? On a cool evening, warm up this Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder, a creamy blend of chicken, corn, potatoes, peas and red bell peppers. It contains 16 grams of protein, so you’ll feel satisfied long after you’re done slurping.

Turkey Chili
This is a classic chili made lean. Turkey, pinto beans, crushed tomatoes and onions are blended with a traditional selection of herbs and spices. A hearty meal, the Turkey Chili is an excellent source of fiber, so you’ll finish your meal feeling full. To add a little more flavor, chop up green onions, cilantro, fresh roma tomatoes, and jalapenos for garnish.

White Bean Chicken Chili
Another twist on chili, the White Bean Chicken Chili is a savory nod to the southwest. White beans, chicken, tomatoes, zesty peppers and a blend of seasonings will spice up your lunch break. For a fresh twist, top with a pinch of cilantro and a squeeze of lime, or sneak in shredded carrots and zucchini!

Zesty Tortellini Soup
Buon appetito! You’ll find Ricotta and Romano cheese filled tortellini in a zesty tomato base with spinach, basil and Italian style seasonings in this satisfying soup. Make it a meal by sneaking oven-roasted chopped yellow squash, zucchini, and mushrooms.

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