Post-holiday recipes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

If you feel a little weighed down from all of the heavy food you’ve eaten over the holidays, Liz Berg, Indianapolis food blogger at That Skinny Chick Can Bake, has a few ideas for us!

Here are today’s dishes:

soup

Vegetable Beef Soup

http://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/vegetable-beef-soup/

  • A soup that’s not cream based like Vegetable Beef Soup is a great, healthy option for dinner.
  • Use lean beef like beef tenderloin to keep the calorie content down
  • Up the flavors in your soup with Worcestershire sauce, roasted garlic, a sprinkle of Parmesan, dried herbs or even add a slosh of wine
  • Pack in the veggies. The fiber will fill you up!
  • Adapt it to your family’s preferences, almost any vegetable will work.
  • Make it in the crockpot for hands off cooking.
  • You can add pasta, but use sparingly if you’re trying to reduce the calorie content.
  • Make extra and freeze (leave out pasta and potatoes) for a ready to go meal on a busy night.

Poached Pears

pears

http://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/riesling-poached-peaches-sundaysupper-2/

  • Fruit desserts without a crust are a less caloric option.
  • Use a flavorful poaching liquid for the best results.
  • A little wine is a flavor enhancer, but you can leave it out if desired.
  • You can poach all sorts of firm fruit: fresh peaches, apples, pears, nectarines
  • Serve with some low calorie frozen yogurt or a few fresh berries for an elegant presentation.
  • You can poach the pears a day before, keep chilled until you’re ready to serve.

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