This recipe is easy, healthy, and doesn’t contain any heavy cream. I enjoy the challenge of taking a calorie dense recipe and making it deliciously nutritious! Potato skins add fiber and plenty of nutrients. Enjoy the warming and comforting powers of this healthy baked potato soup.
5 lbs russet potatoes, diced not peeled
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1 large yellow onion, chopped
64 oz low-sodium chicken broth
8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
3 (6 oz) low-fat plain greek yogurt
salt and pepper to taste
Combine first 4 ingredients in a slow cooker, cook on low for 8hrs or on high for 4hrs. Add cream cheese, yogurt, bacon bits, salt, and pepper. Blend well with a handheld blender. Serve warm, sprinkled with cheese and chives.
This recipe will most likely leave you with plenty leftover. For future meals, you may want to add chicken or shrimp with vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, or corn.
Helen Agresti is a Registered Dietitian with Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 5 children. For more Nutrition advice and healthy recipes follow her on twitter @HelenAgresti. For more information and recipes, go to www.pronutritionconsulting.com