Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Back-on-Track Soup
Now that the leftover holiday ham, lasagna, cookies and candies have been polished off, and the new year is officially underway, all I want to eat is soup.
Big bowls of warm nourishing soup.
Simple healthy soups filled with good-for-you ingredients, like this Easy Healthy Crock Pot Back on Track Soup, for example.
Turning my attention to soup is the best way I know to hit the reset button following a period of heavy eating, like after vacation or the holidays.
Choosing soup for lunch or supper, several times a week for a few weeks, works for me. I feel good and know I’m being good too.
It’s so much more effective than attempting a more restrictive diet that I end up abandoning before I ever really get started.
This Healthy Easy Crock Pot Back on Track Soup isn’t going to win any beauty contests, I’ll give you that.
But, can you think of a better name for a post holiday soup?
As soon as I spied this simple healthy soup recipe while skimming through one of my mom’s recent cookbook purchases I new I wanted to make a batch.
Despite its rather swampy appearance, this Back on Track soup is surprisingly tasty. I’m always amazed when the simplest ingredients combine to make something so satisfying.
Mom, Rod and I all liked it.
Skinny on Easy Healthy Back on Track Soup
I made a few adjustments to the recipe to make this soup work with what I had on hand.
I used a combination of potatoes and frozen hash browns.
I also cut back on the oil using just 2 teaspoons, but you could probably eliminate it altogether.
It’s good sprinkled with a little grated Parmesan cheese.
A dash of your favorite hot sauce or pinch of crushed red pepper flakes would be nice if you prefer your soups spicy.
According to my calculations each serving has 122 calories, *3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *3 SmartPoints.
This works with WW Simply Filling too.
If you like this healthy back on track soup, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly soup recipes including 4-Ingredient Corn & Black Bean Soup, Lightened Up Potato Leek Soup, Spicy Red Lentil Soup, Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup and Slow Cooker Barley Bean Soup.
In this video, the Recipe Rebel makes her own version of slow cooker creamy vegetable soup:
WW Healthy Crock Pot Back on Track Soup Recipe
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cans (14 - 15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into small 1/4-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
- 8 cups vegetable broth
- 1 package (10 - 12 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Hot sauce, to taste, if desired
- Ideal slow cooker size: 5-Quart.
- Put the oil, garlic, bay leaves, beans, potatoes and broth in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or on LOW for 5 hours, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Fifteen minutes before serving stir in the spinach. Cover and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
- Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. A little hot sauce is good too, if you like a little spice.
Source: Adapted from Fix-it and Forget-it Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Originally posted 1/15; Updated with SmartPoints 1/16
More Healthy Weight Watchers Soup Recipes to Help You Get You Back on Track
Chickpea Tomato Soup with Rosemary (SkinnyTaste)
0 SmartPoints Slow Cooker Veggie Noodle Soup (HungryGirl)
Coconut, Cauliflower & Cumin Soup (SlenderKitchen)
Olive Garden Inspired Minestrone (EatYourselfSkinny)
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