The Cream of Mushroom Soup for Every Healthy Diet
This Guiltless “Cream” of Mushroom Soup is deceivingly decadent. One taste and you’ll never believe how light and healthy it is.
Hearty and filling for a meal… also a wonderful first course for a dinner party.
Low carb, low calorie, dairy free, gluten free and vegan… this cream of mushroom soup is perfect for all healthy eating lifestyles… including keto, plant-based, Whole 30, Paleo, Pegan and more.
Can the Can.
Say goodbye to canned soup loaded with ingredients you can’t pronounce… preservatives, sugar, processed wheat, and added sodium.
Eat clean and use whole foods. You’ll be rewarded with great taste and good health!
And with recipes this easy, there’s just no reason to reach for the can.
How can you achieve a dairy-free soup this decadent without the cream?
By busting out a blender and letting it do the heavy lifting.
For the smoothest texture, a standard pitcher blender is the perfect tool.
Similar results can be achieved with an immersion (stick) blender. It yields excellent results with a little bit of added texture which many prefer. And it is so easy to use and clean up. Just puree your soup right in the pan.
Mushrooms are savory and earthy with a fantastic depth of flavor.
But they’re not only delicious. They’re very healthy, widely available, and affordable.
They’re also a good source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including Vitamin D.
And they contain antioxidants. Often as many as colorful fruits and vegetables.
Some studies suggest anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting benefits as well.
Finding and Fixing Your Funghi
Mushrooms develop more flavor as they grow. Select mushrooms that are firm, smooth and larger in size.
There’s a lot of debate about the proper method for cleaning mushrooms. Many recipes advise wiping or brushing any dirt and debris away. But that can be very time-consuming.
We quickly rinse our mushrooms under cold water and immediately dry them on paper towels.
Key: wait until just before you’re going to cook your mushrooms to do this. If you rinse them too early and let them sit, they will absorb the water.
A Flexible Finish
Our Guiltless “Cream” of Mushroom Soup can morph into any healthy diet plan.
We finish ours with a touch of dry sherry which adds a delightful flavor dimension. But it’s optional.
If you’re watching your sugar or wish to leave alcohol out of your recipe, you certainly can.
Ditching sugar or alcohol? Skip the sherry.
If you’re using sherry, shop the liquor department. Not the grocery aisle. A poor quality grocery style sherry will ruin your soup.
Other finishing options:
This soup is also divine finished with a drizzle of truffle oil or a dollop of heavy cream for added decadence.
While not appropriate for some diets, if you’re on a higher-fat and/or dairy-friendly diet like Keto, you can incorporate these ingredients.