Cream Of Vegetable Soup

Course : Diabetic
Serves: 4
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1 1/2 cups fine chop cooked vegetables
3 1/2 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons melted margarine
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 dash pepper -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

Use one or a combination of: asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, mushrooms, onions, string beans. Cook vegetables, drain well and chop into small pieces. Use within 30 minutes or refrigerate them. Place broth in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Place flour, dry milk and melted margarine in a small bowl and mix well to form coarse crumbs. Stir the flour mixture into the simmering broth using a wire whip. OR add the flour mixture to cold broth, cook and stir over moderate heat to form a sauce. Cook and stir over moderate heat until mixture is smooth and the starchy taste is gone. Add the vegetables to the sauce and reheat to serving temperature. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper. (Nutritive values are based on the use of commercial broth with no added salt.) Serve hot. Makes 4 cups.


Nutritional Information:

121 cal, 12 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 1099 mg sodium.

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