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Baja Butternut Squash Soup

Baja Butternut Squash SoupThis silky-smooth butternut soup gets a hit of spice from chipotle, cloves and cumin. It's perfect when you're craving something warm and creamy (and you'll swear it's made with real cream, though there's nary a drop). Adapted from Chef Jesus Gonzalez, La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta.

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Creamy Cremini Mushroom Soup

creamy cremini mushroom soupReduced-fat sour cream and low-fat milk make this soup creamy without all the fat. The pudgy brown mushrooms called cremini are actually baby portobello mushrooms and are sometimes called baby bellas. They're firmer and richer-tasting than common white mushrooms.

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  • Pan-Roasted Chicken & Gravy (177 calories)
  • Sautéed shrimp (3 ounces) with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a squeeze of lemon (126 calories)

Roasted Onion Soup

roasted onion soupSweet caramelized onions, bolstered by roasted shallots and garlic, combine in a luscious but not overpowering soup.

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Borscht

borschtLooking for a hearty start to a meal? Try this rich borscht made with beef broth and garnished with sour cream. We give it extra kick with a little horseradish. For a vegetarian soup, use vegetable broth instead.

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  • Fresh blueberries (1/2 cup) (42 calories)
  • Chopped carrots (1/2 cup) (26 calories)

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