Potstickers Cream Soup, 17 grams protein, 119 calories

IMG_2340Post-op bariatric weight loss meals often skip the doughy ingredients.  Why should you cheat yourself on the flavor though?   Try this potstickers recipe and do submit comments if you added a zesty ingredient for added flavor.  I suggest you make half the recipe on your first try.  Freeze the leftovers in pre-measured containers.

Boil in large pot:

  • 8 cups lite chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton*)  (8g, 40c)
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces chopped portabella mushrooms  (3g, 21c)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce  (1c, 11c)
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt

In food processor, chop and mix:

  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast*  (208g, 960c)
  • 1 egg (6g, 70c)
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage  (.9g, 17c)
  • ⅓ cup scallions (4 medium)  (1.8g, 32c)
  • ½ green pepper, finely chopped (4 ounces)  (.9g, 20c)
  • 4 teaspoons chopped gingerroot (6c)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (.4g, 4c)
  • 2 teaspoons oil (120c)
  • ½  teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce  (1g, 11c)
greekcreamcheese
Greek Cream Cheese

Directions:

  • Drop ½ teaspoonful of chicken mixture into boiling broth.
  • Cook for ten minutes.
  • Add 8 ounces Greek Cream Cheese. (32g, 480c)
  • Cook for ten more minutes until cream cheese is dissolved.

Yields: 15 portions of 2 ounces chicken with 4 ounces broth.

  • Garnish with chopped scallions.
  • * You may use darker chicken tops which have are juicer and is easier to chew.
  • ** You may use homemade broth for extra protein at 6 grams per cup, compared to store-bought cartons which have 1 gram per cup.

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