Monday, January 14, 2013

Menu Plan Monday~ Month of Soups and Salads, Wk 3

So I got a Cooking Light subscription for my birthday, so EVERY one of these recipes is from the December 2012 Magazine ;) I just couldn't help myself; they all looked so amazing!

Creamy, Light Potato Soup
1 1/4 cup soup- 223 calories, 6.7g fat, 29.7g carb, 3.5g fiber,  478mg sodium
Greek Chicken Bread Salad
Serves 4- 325 calories, 14.2g fat, 18 carb, 19g fiber, 254mg sodium
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
1 cup of soup- 302 calories, 9.2g fat, 16.2 carb, 2.1g fiber, 483mg sodium
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
1 cup of soup- 245 calories, 12.6g fat, 21.7g carb, 5.6g fiber, 646mg sodium
Chicken BLT Salad
 368 calories, 23.5g fat, 12.1 carb, 2.1g fiber, 538mg sodium

New Recipe Reviews: 

French Onion Soup - Ease to make 8/10 (I kind of hated chopping all of those onions, ha!) Taste- Tim 7.5/10 - bit too salty and not filling -oops! Julie - 8/10 - I really enjoyed it and would make it again but probably only as a side or appetizer. It's a conditional GO ;)

Shrimp, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad - Ease to make 8.5/10, Taste - Tim- 8/10 good, but not worth it to make again, Julie- 7.5/10 I liked the salad better than I liked the dressing, but I really didn't like the whole thing enough to make it again. It just kind of fell flat for us. NO GO.

All-American Chili - Ease to make 8/10, Taste-Tim 5.5/6 His answer to what he thought of it was, "bleh" ;)  Julie- 7/10 - It was actually much better the second day. The first day the spice outweighed the complexity of the other flavors, but by the second day it had a much better flavor. But I think I'll keep looking for a better recipe! It's a NO GO.


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6 comments:

Danielle said...

Why did you have to move away?! I sooooo want to come Over for all of these!!!!! Yum!!!!

Becky said...

Yum! I like Cooking Light, too. Thanks for the recipes!

Katie Barker said...

hmmm - those are some daring recipes. I'm not sure what I think of all of them!
After I read your reviews of the other receipes, I was eager to give you my chili recipe (which I love) but I thought I'd check out the other one first. Did you include both meats? It seems like it would have a lot of flavor - but I guess not. Maybe I'll still suggest our chili recipe. Not too spicy but good flavor.

Miss Mommy said...

I am trying the BLT salad too this week- looks like we like the same mag. :) I tried their creamy chicken pasta, the chicken in wine, and the apple toffee hand pies- all great!

Miss Mommy said...

I am trying the BLT salad too this week- looks like we like the same mag. :) I tried their creamy chicken pasta, the chicken in wine, and the apple toffee hand pies- all great!

jeileenbaylor said...

Emily -great minds certainly do think alike! I need to try those ones you mentioned!