Stracciatella soup is a very low calorie, simple and quick soup you can whip up in as fast as you can boil water. In 5 minutes I cooked this high protein, virtually fat free soup that tastes fantastic.
This soup is surprisingly filling and really low calorie. Its basically spinach,egg whites and water! How easy is that.
I like to use this soup as a starter for a meal. It is a great first course before a meat dish. Its either pasta for round 1 or a soup in our home and this soup makes its to the table pretty often.
3 ozs of fresh spinach, chopped
6 cups chicken stock, low sodium preferably
6 egg whites, beaten
Ground pepper to taste
In a medium pot bring broth and spinach to a boil. Add beaten whites while stirring and cook for 1 minute or until whites are firm. Remove from heat. Top with grated cheese (optional).
If made with gluten free stock, it is a gluten free meal.
You can also use a half a frozen box of chopped spinach, thawed for 2 minutes in microwave if you dont have fresh on hand.
You may also just make a stock out of boullons if you dont have any stock handy.
***If you'd like the Julia'snot so Healthy Italianversion, its with whole eggs and you would add a couple teaspoons of grated cheese to the eggs, beat well , then pour into the stock...YUMMMM!***