The bold touch of ginger in this soup gives it real personality. Ginger is especially helpful in easing digestion, which helps to relieve nausea, an upset stomach, and even motion sickness. The high carrot content helps you get nearly 300% of the daily requirement of vitamin A. All that for under 150 calories a serving! Health never tasted so good.
In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and sauté garlic, onion, and ginger for 5 minutes until onion becomes translucent.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil until carrots are soft. Blend soup in batches until entire pot is blended, and return it to the soup pot. Serve immediately, or reheat when you’re ready to enjoy it.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Carrot Ginger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 47g16%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This refreshing salad is based on a summertime invention by Jan Graves, a photographer by day and cooking instructor by night in Arlington, Virginia. She enjoys a supersized helping on hot summer days.
This version is simple and lower fat than store-bought brands, just 70 calories and 2 grams of fat per 1/4-cup serving (and 4 grams of protein!). Use this recipe as a base and add dill, roasted red peppers, black olives, or chili powder for an extra zing.