Lo-cal French Onion Soup

This is a lower-calorie, lower-sodium onion soup. Serves one.

  • 1/2 of a 10-1/2 oz. can beef consommé, undiluted
  • 1/4 of a can water 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/2 medium onion 1 tsp. flour
  • 1 heaping tbsp. grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 pinch garlic powder

Peel, wash and slice onions and separate slices into rings. Melt butter in skillet. Sauté onion rings over medium-low heat until glazed and tender but not burned.

Stir in flour. Cook 1/2 minute over low heat.

Add consommé, water and garlic powder. Stir, put on high heat.

Boil for 3 minutes.

Place in soup bowl and sprinkle with grated cheese while the soup is still scalding hot.

Serve immediately.

Wanna splurge? Serving over a slice of dry French bread adds just 60 calories. 

–Phyllis Adams