Monday, December 7, 2015

21 Day Fix Approved- Broccoli Cheese Soup

21 Day Fix Approved-  Broccoli Cheese Soup

To me a bowl of soup is just super satisfying and comforting anytime of the year, but especially on a cold winter day.   Eating steamed broccoli get boring, so I like to make up a pot of this soup and have it on hand!  Sometimes I add a blue container of cheddar cheese for that extra salty/ creamy goodness!  If you LOVE soup and are looking for another great, simple soup that works in the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan, try this Zucchini Cashew Soup!  Broccoli is also SO NUTRITIOUS for you!  There are so many benefits to adding broccoli to your meal plan more than once a week!  Check out this informative blog about this amazing green superfood....  42 Science- Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli .

Broccoli Soup with Added Cheddar
21 Day Fix Approved- Broccoli Soup with added Cheddar

3 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli
1 large onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

Heat olive oil in a medium sized pot.
Add broccoli, onion, carrot, salt and pepper and saute until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. 
Add the chicken broth and bring to boil.
Simmer uncovered about 15 minutes. 
With an immersion blender, puree the soup. 
Add salt and pepper, to taste.

1-1/2 cup is one green container on the 21 Day Fix meal plan.  I like to put one blue container of cheddar cheese on top of mine and mix it in for Cheddar Broccoli Soup.  :)  

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