Lightening Up Soup

When trying to trim down, I ate a lot more soup than usual, reports Lee Ann O. It filled me up without causing me to overeat. Soup is also great for finishing off leftovers such as chicken, and it’s an easy way to fit in an extra serving of vegetables into your day. Stay away from cream-based soups. If you like your soup on the thick side, puree white beans or cooked potatoes and stir the mixture into the broth. Experiment with herbs and seasonings for fun flavors.