With the new year, I'm with many of you on eating lighter. While I enjoy a nice salad as much as anyone else, this time of year soups sound so much more appealing. You can add a few more vegetables to any soup and make it heartier and healthier so easily.
After a trip to the produce market, I have a fully stocked kitchen with wonderful fruits and vegetables. Next, I wanted to find a soup that I could make on a Sunday and then take in my lunch each day. After going through a couple of cookbooks, I ended up revisiting my Cooking Light 5 Star Recipes cookbook. Everything I have made from this cookbook has been delicious and a bonus is that CL shares the calorie and nutrition information with each recipe.
I settled on making the Sun-Dried Tomato-Tortellini Soup (click HERE for the original recipe at Cooking Light). This soup was all for me, as My Husband has decided he's not crazy about tortellini (can't figure that one out for the life of me), and no one else in my family seems to like sun-dried tomatoes. That's ok, I will happily eat this soup all by myself!
I'm submitting this to a blogging event called Heart of the Matter. This month's theme is Slimmer Recipes. This site is dedicated to heart healthy eating, and with the addition of this month's theme you might just find some inspiration on lightening up your other recipes. I know I'll be checking back around January 28th to see what everyone else made!