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Amazing Lemony Soup with Crab and Vegetables
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The Thin Commandments Diet by Stephen Gullo Ph.D.

Serves/Makes:1 (2 1/4 c.)

  • 1 14.5 oz (406 grm). can fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sliced mushrooms (use presliced)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 packed 1/2 cup (125 ml) baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) lump crabmeat, picked over - 1/2 cup (125 ml) equals 2 oz (56 grm).
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the broth and garlic.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the mushrooms and zucchini; reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach and cook just until wilted, about 30 seconds.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the crab, lemon zest, and juice.
  • Discard the garlic.
  • Serve immediately.
Prep: 5 minutes -- Cook: 9 minutes

This soup is amazing because it's so easy, so delicious, and so low in calories. Cooked shredded chicken could be used instead of the crab.

Per serving: 140 calories, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 19 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 5 g dietary fiber, 45 mg cholesterol, 890 mg sodium

The Thin Commandments Diet The 10 No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss By Stephen Gullo, Ph.D. Published by Rodale January 2005; $24.95US/$35.95CAN; 978-1-57954-898-8

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