Friday, September 14, 2012

A Little Warmth for Those Cold Fall Nights

In this post I'd like to share a great recipe I stumbled upon this week from one of my favorite blogs, The author has a great way of taking recipes - such as this soup below - and making simple substitutions that help cut out unnecessary calories. I highly recommend following her on Pinterest... Although the posts will definitely make you hungry!

This recipe for stracciatella is especially delicious... plus it only took 20 minutes to make! Served with a side salad or grilled cheese, it's a perfect, quick dinner for a cozy fall night.

Fun fact: stracciatella is loosely translated in Italian to mean 'little rags.' When you make the soup, the egg mixture combines to look like little shredded rags :)

Spinach Stracciatella Soup with Orzo

Spinach Stracciatella Soup with Orzo
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size1 cup  Calories: 126 • Old Points: 3  Points+: 3
Calories: 113.4 • Fat: 4.4 g • Carb: 9.4 g • Fiber: 0.5 g  • Protein: 7.9 g

  • 6 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 9 oz baby spinach
  • 4 oz uncooked orzo
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Bring 5 cups chicken broth to a boil. In a medium bowl, combine remaining cup of cold chicken broth with eggs, cheese and parsley and whisk well. Whisk into boiling pot and cook 3-4 minutes on low. Add orzo and cook according to package directions. When pasta is done, add the baby spinach and mix until it welts. Remove from heat,add salt (if needed) and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with additional grated cheese.

(recipe and photo courtesy of 

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