January 10, 2009

Healthy Tortellini Soup

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!


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The soup turned out so satisfying and hearty. With all the nutrient filled veggies in this soup, I know I won't be going away hungry after enjoying a bowl. Each 1 and a half cup serving has 256 calories which is a reasonable amount for a lunch portion. You could substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth very easily.

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!




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16 comments:

Ilva said...

Thank you, a lovely and refreshing entry for the HotM!

Michele said...

I love tortellini! It's nice to know that cooking light approves! Your dish looks great!

HoneyB said...

The soup looks awesome! I have the same cookbook....have you made the lemon filled cups (the cups are made of coconut?) I can't remember the name of them but it is the picture on the front of that cookbook I believe. YUMMY! Don't you just love Cooking Light?

Sara said...

This looks great, I think soups are generally a good way to go when eating healthy. You can add in lots of vegetables and it always tastes good, especially in the winter!

Heather said...

yum! i love tortellini. this sounds delicious!!

Chef E said...

That looks great, and I wish I had a bowl right now for my lunch!

Karen said...

I love it when I cook something that no one else likes... I get to have it all for myself :) This looks like such a healthy recipe and I love tortellini.

Joelen said...

I've been seeing so many tortellini recipes and this looks so comforting!

Mary Ellen said...

Looks great and different than the tortellini soup I usually make. My husband doesn't like tortellini either and I can't figure it out, so this soup will be all for me when I make it!

giz said...

What a great looking soup - I especially like the tortellini in the soup.

Girl Japan said...

Me too.. I had Nabe for the last few days.. but still had my ice snack (ice cream) moderation, moderation as been key for me and 10,000 steps a day..

The presentation in your photos are really PRO!!! What type of hardware do you use? I am still laughing about your cheesecake NYE

Tanya said...

I LOVE tortellini soup..love it. This looks great!

Aggie said...

Your soup looks perfect! mmm....

I have that cookbook too but haven't spent much time looking through it. I'm going to crack it open today and pick out a few recipes to try out!

That Girl said...

This just might replace my current tortellini soup!

Deborah said...

I really need to pick up that cookbook. And I can't imagine anyone not liking tortellini or sundried tomatoes! I'd be all over this!!

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco said...

Love a good tortellini soup. This one looks great! - John

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