I have been so incredibly busy lately that my head is spinning a bit. This year is going to be much busier than last year. Lots of exciting things and recipe testing has been going on. I have been working on 3 very special cake recipes, with one of them being for my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday in a little over a month. She wants both a chocolate and a strawberry cake. With all this cake and dessert testing, I have really had to up the workouts, haha!! Not even kidding, at 2 or 3 am you will find me doing squats or the bike or pushups.
I know, I'm a night owl and have a really weird sleeping schedule. If I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom, I can't fall back asleep, so I take advantage of that and workout. It's actually best, since my daughter is with me every moment during the day. A mother has got to do what she's got to do. I feel better and more confident when I stay consistent with my workouts, so I try to keep that commitment to myself, not to mention the wonderful health benefits.
So, with the extra desserts flying around this house, I'm really honing in on my other meals being super low-fat. I always try to keep them low-fat anyways, but I'm super focused lately. This soup sure fits the bill.
Low-fat doesn't mean boring or bland though, I can assure you. This soup is super creamy and full of flavor and yet, only has about 2 g fat per cup! Potatoes are my favorite food in the entire world....as if you hadn't already figured that out by my recipe index. This is because they are basically fat-free, full of vitamins, so incredibly healthy, filling, give us fuel and energy, healthy carbs and fiber-rich, so they are slower to digest, keeping us full longer. The longer we are full, the less we are likely to indulge on unhealthy junk food. I don't need to explain how much potatoes have healed my hubby's gout either. No other food satisfies me like a potato. I got much love for the spud. Don't be afraid of these types of carbs!
I debated on calling this a "cheesy" broccoli potato soup, but it only has a mild cheesy flavor, so I didn't think it fit the title. I didn't want to go overboard on the cheese flavor, but feel free to increase that cheese part if you like. Due to my recent discovery of pickle juice in cream cheese, I added a good amount to this soup and it really boosts the flavor and lends a bit of cheesy flavor.
This Low-Fat Smoky Broccoli Potato Soup comes together with very easy, basic ingredients and in under an hour. Super easy and the perfect dinner without a lot of steps. I can't wait to hear what you think of this soup. Be sure to leave feedback below and you can also tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 and don't forget my hashtag #thevegan8 in your caption, otherwise I may miss it since my feed moves pretty quickly!