French Onion Soup
French onion rustic soup - soup usually based on meat stock and onions.

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a lovely decadent seeming treat. But it’s not as bad as you think. And you can make it into a healthy dinner with a large salad.

Watch this video to see how easy it is:

Uh, Easy?

Ok, Ok, well, nothing is super difficult. But it does take time to cook down the onions. And if you want to make the French onion soup super rich, you can buy beef bones from your butcher. Then roast the bones to draw out more flavor. Toss them into a pot and cover with water and cook it for a few hours.

How to make it easier

Well, you don’t have to make the broth from scratch. But the thing is, you can work on it over a few days. Make the broth. Make the soup and then let it hang out in the refrigerator to develop. Then when you’re ready, reheat some portions and make the toasted cheese bread and float that on top when you serve it.

But of course you can buy beef broth and make it that way just like the video shows.

And you know, I wouldn’t use lower fat cheese. I’d use the full fat stuff and just use a bit less. Again if your’e pairing this with a good salad, you’re getting a well balanced meal. And remember you do need some fat in your diet.

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