Saturday, March 10, 2012

Creamy Tomato Soup (Dairy & Sugar Free)

On our 30 day challenge we weren't supposed to be having dairy unless it was unpasteurized. Aside from yogurt, this was hard to find. Instead we used almond milk and coconut milk. We did end up eating cottage cheese, cream cheese and brick cheese in our lunches after week 2, but these do sometimes have high sugar contents. Either way we lost weight so we're not too worried about it.

With that being said I was challenged a bit while making lunch for the children and I today. I had no soup in the house but was craving tomato soup. I had tomato paste and figured we could start with that. A quick google search later I had a plan and it turned out really well.

  • 1 large can of tomato paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1-2 cans water
  • seasonings to taste (garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, dried basil, salt and pepper)

Directions: Combine in a medium pot on the stove. Mix well with a whisk and heat through. Add more water if it's too thick for your preference. Simple enough.

We topped ours with some cheese, but to be truly dairy free that could be skipped.

I'm thinking that to really go all out next time and make this with fresh garlic and onion