Kid Approved, Meatless Monday, Recipe

Meatless Monday Potato Soup

It is another meatless Monday, and I have to choose what to eat today, while avoiding meat.  It’s not so easy when you are surrounded by meat eaters!  For breakfast I had a banana and a hand full of grapes.  For lunch I had a Mexican pasta salad that I threw together last night, and that was inspired by The Pioneer Woman.  I also had avocado hummus with baby carrots and Fritos.  Yes, I know the Fritos are not healthy, but they are meatless.  They were both delicious.  I had a chocolate chip cookie for a snack, yeah not healthy.  I did have some Kind Bars, but the cookie sounded better.  LOL!

The Avocado Hummus was so fresh and yummy!  It has just a few ingredients, which I really love.   This is the recipe I used for my Avocado Hummus.  I omitted the red pepper flakes, but I’m sure it’s great with it.

For dinner I made potato soup. A lot of recipes use chicken broth, but I only use milk.  You can change this recipe up, by using half milk and half chicken broth(or vegetable broth). It’s a really easy recipe, with few ingredients.  My favorite!  My entire family love this soup, so it’s perfect for meatless Monday because everyone will eat it.  Some Mondays I make them something, then myself something else without meat.

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Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced in small chunks (about 1/2 inch)
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 3 C milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • shredded cheese and green peppers for garnish

Directions:

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.  Add potatoes and boil for 10 minutes.  Drain potatoes and set aside.  In the same pot over medium heat, melt the butter then saute the onions until translucent.  Add the flour stirring until incorporated with the butter and onions.  Add 1 cup of milk, you will have a nice thick rue.  Slowly add the rest of the milk, turn the heat to medium high stirring constantly.  Once it comes to a boil turn the heat down to low and simmer until liquid thickens, then add your potatoes.  I usually simmer for about 10 minutes. Add garnish if desired.  We usually eat this with saltine crackers.

 

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