Thursday, July 13, 2006
tortilla chip soup
For lunch today, I made La Dolce Vegan's Black bean tortilla chip soup with avocado tomato salsa...whew, that's a mouthful...and so is the soup...a mouthful of flavour!! It was great. I don't usually like avocado, but in the salsa, it goes really well with the soup. Black beans were made for soup, in my opinion. Its a great way to get some healthy food into you. The soup was made with veg. stock, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, beans and chili powder. It was garnished with the salsa (tomato, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, green onion) and whole wheat tortilla chips. Now unless you have a small serving, this soup is pretty filling and you may have to watch what you eat for the rest of the day. Based on fitday.com there's about 600 calories in one serving (half the pot) and 30 grams of fat, probably from the beans and avocado. However, there is almost 20 grams of fiber, 17 grams of protein, and its high in iron, vitamins C, B-6, E, A and K, as well as folate.