Egg drop soup is one of those comfort foods that can be enjoyed any time of the year. What many people don’t know is how easy it is to make and how, with a bit of tweaking, it can even fit into a healthy diet!
This recipe, given to us by Jamie VanEaton (AKA “Kimber”) of Your Lighter Side, does exactly that. It is low on empty carbohydrates while also staying with you because of the protein in the eggs. And, of course, it is delicious!
Egg Drop Soup (Makes 4 servings of 1 cup each)
4 cups chicken broth (I use organic, boxed liquid broth by Swanson’s. A box = 4 cups)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/8 cup chopped red onion
2 Tbsp Sesame oil
¼ tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp soy sauce
1/8 tsp ginger
chopped green onion tops for garnish (optional)
In 2 Tbsp sesame oil in a 4 qt pan, cook onions until transparent. Add broth and slowly bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add salt, pepper, ginger and soy sauce, and stir occasionally for one minute.
Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Slowly add eggs to the soup and gently stir until strands/strings form. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories:122, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Fiber: 1 g, Net Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6.5 g for 2 PointsPlus per serving
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