If you have been reading my blog the past few weeks, you may have noticed that I am off schedule and my posts are more random. Since starting my new job, my schedule has been crazy! Getting up at 3:30 to go workout, make Jake’s breakfast/lunch, make my lunch, feed the kitties, and out the door by 6!
With my crazy new life style, I have begun a new love for my DVR. It records my silly daytime shows I took for granted. One of my guilty pleasures is watching the Rachel Ray show from time to time. I know…. It can be a bit much at times. I come home from my early morning gym session and sip my coffee as I watch RR, I usually fast forward to the good part (where she is actually making the recipe). This episode I caught last week was all about quick meals in like 15 minutes or less!
I edged on my seat to see what they would come up with. And they made this insane looking bright green broccoli cheddar soup! I knew I had to make it. I did a few days later and man is it good! And of course healthy! Much better than the canned version!
I also was thinking of Thanksgiving and what to do with all those leftovers. So I paired my broccoli cheddar soup with a Turkey Cranberry Wrap. Best.Combo.Ever.
I have also been really good about getting all my veggies in everyday, so veggie stuffed soups are my go to when I don’t want a big salad or steamed veggies. You HAVE to make this!
Creamy, cheesy, broccoli soup is paired with a turkey cranberry wrap with a whole wheat tortilla and brie.
1 head of broccoli florets, steamed
1.5 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
½ cup 1% milk
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 small onion, diced
Salt& pepper to taste
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
4 low carb whole wheat wraps
4 oz of brie
3 tbs unsweetened dried cranberries
12 oz of leftover turkey breast, shredded
1 cup of greens, your choice (I used romaine)
In a small skillet melt butter over medium and add onion until softened ( 5 min)
To a blender add the milk, chicken broth, salt, pepper, steamed broccoli, and onions
Blend until smooth
Add cheese and blend until desired consistency
Serve in 4 bowls
Assemble wraps by spreading brie on each wrap and layering turkey, greens, and cranberries and serve alongside soup!