Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of the best things about it is that  you have to do a LOT of chewing – so it takes longer to eat and so one gets fuller sooner! And the cucumber soup is refreshing and cool and also low calorie. 

Cucumber Soup

Ingredients:

  • 8 small Persian cucumbers or two large English ones cleaned, chopped but not peeled
  • 1/4 cup of chopped sweet onion ( I used red onion my favorite)
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 cup of vegetable or chicken stock ( depends on whether you want it vegetarian or not)
  • 1 cup of Fage 0% Fat yogurt
  • 1 cup of non fat Sour Cream
  • Dill plus thin slices of cucumber for garnish

 Directions:

Blend first four ingredients in a blender then add the yogurt and cream and blend again – add more stock for desired consistency – cool in the fridge for a few hours -and serve. It is that easy!

Carrot Salad:

Ingredients

  • 6 large carrots peeled and cleaned and then grated
  • 2 tbsp of yellow raisins
  • 1/2 cup of non fat sour cream
  • 1/8 cup of balsalmic vinegar
  • 1 small packet of stevia or splenda or 1 tbsp of sugar ( if you do not mind the calories and prefer rather than using the chemicals in the artificial sweetener)

Directions:

Mix the carrots and raisins. Mix the cream vinegar and sugar separately – then mix all together. Cool in the fridge and serve. YUM!

About Grandma

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