Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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This is a savory winter soup that is sure to fill you up and satisfy !! I LOVE soup!! It can be made relatively quickly , helps get your veggies in, and is a delish alternative to a fatty appetizer!

I have a secret weapon to make soup … But I’ll share it with you ! I use a Vitamix Blender to make almost all of my soups! Why ?! Well because I don’t have to use a pot or the stove! Whaaaaaa???? Oh yes, my blender is so powerful that it not only blends my ingredients to a perfect consistency every time, but it also heats the soup by sheer friction (the blades move so fast that they create heat, no joke!) I love my Vitamix and use it almost everyday! Ill do a product review soon,with a video, so be on the look out for that! In the meantime, check out their website!
Vitamix

2 Baked Potatoes (sometimes I put them in the microwave for 12-15 min If I am crunched for time!)
Green Onion – 3-4stalks in the soup and reserve 1-2 to be chopped and put on top when plating
1″cube of Cheddar Cheese (I used the reduced fat sharp Cheddar)
1 garlic clove
2 cups of Chicken Broth (could also use veggie broth if you want to make vegetarian )
1/2 cup of milk (fat free … Or extra broth if you are avoiding dairy I haven’t tried milk alternative yet)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bacon (optional) I like center cut bacon – it’s less fatty and just as delish! When you crumble a piece on top it’s not only pretty but pretty yummy!

If you have a Vitamix place all items except for bacon and reserved green onion in blender turn on to variable 10 then the high switch for 7-8 min and voila!

If you don’t have a Vitamix heat a pot on the stove with broth until boiling, chop the ingredients, reserve the cheese to top the soup. Let it low simmer for 20 minutes . To smooth the soup use a blender/stick blender/ hand mixer… Serve hot.. Enjoy!!

Why it Rocks?!

Because there is nothing better than a hot and hearty soup on a cold winters day! Yum!

FIT METER

1. How physical? 2

2. Calorie Burning? 1

3. Sweat Factor? 3 it can get hot in the kitchen

4. Coordination/Awareness? 3

5. Health Benefits? 7

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