Food & Recipes

What's a Healthy Substitute for Cream in Creamy Soups?

by Cristina Corvino 2:35 PM, January 5, 2018

Aired January 8, 2018

We can all agree that there’s really nothing quite like a hearty and creamy soup (Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup, anyone?!).

But if, like one NYC supermarket shopper named Barbara, one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to eat a bit healthier, you may be considering ditching the cream in cream-based soups.

Can it be done?!

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Well, of course, it won’t taste exactly the same -- but you can get pretty close!

"There's really no substitute for the rich flavor of cream," Rach says. "[But] every pureed soup of course becomes creamy."

"If your family really loves that cool flavor of cream," she continues, "I would stir in some reduced fat yogurt."

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Just pop a dollop in each dish, Rach suggests, and you won’t have to forego that creamy texture.

Good. Deal.