Loaded Fotato Soup (FP)
This quick soup from our first book became a favorite among the Trim Healthy Mama community because it is so creamy-dreamy, yet it is a weight-kicking Fuel Pull. This blended veggie soup can be adapted for many non-starchy veggies. Try it with yellow squash, zucchini, or broccoli. Top it with some grated cheese, if you’d prefer to put this in an S setting.
- 8 ounces frozen cauliflower (half a 16-ounce bag)
- 2 cups chicken broth or bone stock
- 1 (.75-ounce) Light Laughing Cow Cheese wedge
- 4 generous pinches Mineral Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 1 to 2 squirts Bragg’s liquid aminos (optional)
- 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)
- Glucomannan (Gluccie) or xanthan gum, as needed
- 2 teaspoons turkey bacon bits
1. Put the cauliflower and broth in a saucepan, cover, and bring to a quick boil. Simmer until the cauliflower is tender (takes just a few minutes).
2. Transfer the cauliflower and about 1 cup broth to a blender. Secure the lid and blend well for a few seconds. Turn the blender off and vent the hot air, then continue to blend again until a smooth puree.
3. Pour the puree back into the saucepan, then add the cheese wedge and whisk until the cheese melts. Add the seasonings, liquid aminos, and nutritional yeast (if using).
4. Thicken the soup to desired consistency by sprinkling in the Gluccie from a salt shaker little by little while whisking briskly. Stop sprinkling a little before desired thickness is achieved. This soup should be a thick consistency to resemble a potato-based soup, but your soup will continue to thicken a little more after you stop sprinkling.
5. Taste and adjust the seasonings to “own it.”
You can up the protein content by adding some leftover chicken breast or stirring in a scoop of Integral Collagen and you’ll still remain in FP mode. Or, enjoy some Superfood Chocolate Chews (THM Cookbook, p. 383) or a Praline Protein Bar (THM Cookbook, p. 391) for dessert; however, the Praline Protein Bar will take you out of FP and into S mode... which is perfectly fine.
The Loaded Fotato Soup recipe uses no special ingredients (NSI) when you replace xanthan for the glucomannan (Gluccie). This recipe is also dairy-free (DF) if using 1 to 2 tablespoons of Laughin’ Mama Cheese (THM Cookbook, p. 484).