Healthy meatball soup for easy digestion and convenience

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Meatball soups and other soup recipes like zucchini and bacon soup are a great way for weight loss surgery (WLS) patients to enjoy a nutritious tasty meal with easily digested protein. Here are two very good quick soup recipes that take advantage of pantry staples and ready-made fully cooked chicken meatballs from the freezer.

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Healthy meatball soup for easy digestion and convenience

  1. 1. www.gourmetrecipe.com This time of year we need to enjoy warm comforting food that is quick and convenient to prepare, while being nutritious and delicious. Meatball soups and other soup recipes like zucchini and bacon soup are a great way for weight loss surgery (WLS) patients to enjoy a nutritious tasty meal with easily digested protein. Here are two very good quick soup recipes that take advantage of pantry staples and ready-made fully cooked chicken meatballs from the freezer. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 package fully cooked chicken meatballs (from the freezer case), 1 tablespoon olive oil ,2 medium onions, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced , 2 (4-ounce) can green chilies, chopped , 2 (15-ounce) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes, chopped, reserving the juice, 8 cups chicken stock, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon hot sauce or to taste salt and pepper to taste Garnish: Chopped cilantro, low-carb tortilla strips, Avocado cubes, Sour cream, Pickled Jalapeno, Monterey Jack cheese - Preheat oven to 425. Arrange meatballs in single layer on a cooking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. - While meatballs bake heat olive oil in a 4-6 quart stockpot. Brown onion and garlic. To the onions add the green chilies, stewed tomatoes, chicken stock, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce. - Simmer the soup for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the cooked meatballs and bring soup back to a simmer. Serve soup with garnishes. - WLS patients should eat 3-5 meatballs topped with a modest serving of liquid. - 5 meatballs contain 13g protein, 11g fat (3 saturated), 6 grams carbs.

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