I realize that there are a handful of people out there who are sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. If you promised yourself to start eating healthier in 2011 or at least get more vegetables, this is the recipe for you. On weight watchers this is one of those soups that’s almost “zero points.” There is just a touch of cream but besides that its packed full of as much zucchini and carrots as you can eat. This soup will help you keep that New Year’s resolution going through February.
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon margarine
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped
2 zucchini, peeled and chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons half and half
1) Saute onions in margarine and oil until soft. Add carrots, zucchini and chicken stock. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are soft.
2) Puree mixture in food processor and return to pot or puree it with a hand blender in the pot. Season with pepper. Add half-and-half and heat through.
*Recipe by Shelley Neese, vice president of The Jerusalem Connection. Click here for her articles and videos.