LOOKING for: Low salt, low fat homemade soup?

hailie419October 7, 2001

Anyone have a homemade low salt low fat recipe for soup?? My dad is having a hard time buying soup as it is loaded with salt & fat. I would love to make him some homemade soup but need help. Please share your recipe. TIA Wendy

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magan_canada_com

Nothing to it! Take cheapest chicken pieces ([probably legs) OR any other meat you get for good price OR turkey/chicken/pork/beef or any other meat bones which you roast till golden in the oven OR any combination of vegetable OR any combination of any above.........cook it in a big pot till meat falls off the bone OR bones come apart easily OR vegetables are soft (or all above). Add some spices OR herbs (to your taste), a bit of salt (or not), cover with the lid and put out on the balcony to cool till fat (except for vegetable soup) is getting white and firm on the top of the soup. Take it back into kitchen, remove fat and get rid of it. Take out all items which are in the broth, sort it out, clean bones of meat, chopp the meat (if you have lots of meat you can use some for chicken/meat salad). Keep chopped meat/vegetables on plate and think of how much same kind of soup you will need. If you have too much, divide it into smaller pots and divide chopped items to make different soups. Make your smaller pots boil, and add some meat and rice to one, some meat and noodles to other, add some chopped raw potato to another pot and add some vegetables too. One with potato you can mix into cream soup without cream. Except for potato soup, all other soups freeze well so you can make different kinds of home made soups at the same time.

Do not make a science out of it as you do not need any special recipes for no fat/no salt soup. You can look at any cook-book web site, find soup recipes - and there must be thousands. When you follow the recipe just skip what you don't want there. DO NOT USE SOYA SAUCE as it contains too much sodium/salt.
Good luck.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2001 at 2:45PM
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lindac

It's not hard.
get some meat....beef, lamb or chicken...put it in a soup pot, cover it with water, cook until almost done, add veggies ( garlic, lots of onion, celery, carrots, chopped parsley, parsnips or rutabaga, maybe some shredded cabbage) and simmer about 1 1/2 hours.
Any of your regular soup recipes will work....just use lean meat and let the broth cool so the fat rises and skim it off......and stay away from any canned soup, dry soup mixes, flavor packets or any other commercial flavorings.
Cream soups can be thickened with cooked rice put into the blender with some of the liquid instead of the traditional butter/flour roux.
Linda C

    Bookmark   October 11, 2001 at 2:45PM
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lindac

I'm with you magan!! It's not rocket science to cook low salt.....just don't use salt in your dishes!! And never EVER use canned soup, dry dressing mix not flavor packets of any kind.
Linda C

    Bookmark   October 26, 2001 at 3:07PM
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MaryF

I'm with the above. We've gone no salt or low salt for years and I use garlic and/or onion to season. You really don't miss it as herbs can make up for a lot.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2001 at 3:12PM
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