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This Spicy Seafood Soup is always a hit in the dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center. Cook up a big batch on the weekend and enjoy all week long. This soup freezes beautifully, too.
November 1, 2017 | Spa Index
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October 24, 2017 | Spa Index
Zucchini Soup is usually a fat-added creamy affair, but this version served at New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont takes a new approach, using savory ingredients for a broth based, light and nourishing version.
December 17, 2016 | Spa Index
Kale is a member of the cabbage family and grows best in cold climates. Even so, it is available all year round in most parts of the country, making this hearty recipe a soup for all seasons.
November 15, 2016 | Kitchens Spa Index
Seafood Cioppino is a very low fat and hearty fish stew, the perfect cool-weather treat. We adapted our recipe from one created by The Oaks at Ojai, a health spa in Southern California, and at less than 250 calories per bowl, we think its a winner.
November 2, 2016 | Spa Index
This summer Miso Soup recipe is popular with the guests of Sanivan Holistic Retreat, a relaxing bed and breakfast retreat amid the beautiful surroundings of the Catskill Mountains in New York, where guests relax, learn to cook healthy meals, practice yoga, and explore the Catskills.
June 17, 2016 | Spa Index
This may be the easiest and fastest Zero Fat Carrot Soup you can make. With just a handful of ingredients and spices, you have a zesty fat-free soup to tote to work or school — a 1 cup serving is between 45-50 calories.
April 15, 2016 | Spa Index
There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup, but the sodium content of many recipes can be a staggering 600 mg per cup. Our Pritikin version has no added sodium but loads of deep, savory flavor
March 2, 2016 | Spa Index
This flavorful Canyon Ranch recipe for Mulligatawny Soup isn’t too hot or spicy. It’s just right for a savory spa lunch.
February 1, 2016 | Spa Index
This Carrot Ginger Soup is a guest favorite meal at Sanivan Holistic Retreat in the Catskills of New York.
January 21, 2016 | Spa Index
The health benefits of parsnips are not as familiar to most people as its sister the carrot. Parsnips are an excellent source of potassium and fiber, are known to balance blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol. Parsnips can be an excellent source of folic acid for women, playing an important role with expectant moms, for reducing heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis. Try this sweet tasting vegetable in a beautiful soup — Winter Parsnip Soup is a favorite of the guests at Grail Springs Retreat Centre in Ontario.
November 16, 2015 | Spa Index
This Orange Carrot Soup is a snap to make, totes well to work in a thermos, and is both sweet and savory thanks to carrots, orange juice, and curry powder.
November 16, 2015 | Spa Index
Lentils are a healthy diet must, so add a little of this tasty food to your soup bowl. From Hockley Valley Resort in Ontario.
October 31, 2015 | Spa Index
Bloody Mary Gazpacho is zesty enough to waken the tongue, without the alcohol of the popular breakfast cocktail.
May 27, 2015 | Spa Index
This Green Vegetable Minestrone is delicious straight from the pot or topped with chopped avocado and a generous drizzle of salsa verde. If you want to pump up the protein, add some chicken or creamy white cannellini beans.
April 23, 2015 | Spa Index
This vegan Coconut Leek Soup is part of Betsy Carter’s 3 Day Plan to Kick the Sugar Habit.
February 23, 2015 | Spa Index
This unique Bacon Dumpling Soup is a favorite of guests at the Adler Thermae Spa Resort in the Tuscany Region of Italy. It is adapted from a favorite regional dish called Tyrolean Dumplings commonly served in the Dolomites, a mountain range located in northeastern Italy.
February 6, 2015 | Spa Index
The key to the velvety texture in the lower calorie recipe for this delicious Sweet Potato and Pear Soup is thorough blending.
January 10, 2015 | Spa Index
Nothing tastes more like a Spring Garden than a bowl of this Spring Pea Soup with a vegetable sandwich and a light smoothie. It works well as both a warming bowl in colder months, but it’s also the perfect entree for a “Ladies’ Spa Lunch” in the Spring.
March 25, 2014 | Spa Index
Both the bean soup and the pesto in this recipe can be served separately. The soup is good served cold with chopped leftover vegetables added to it and the pesto is a wonderful sauce for pasta. This simple faux pesto sauce has fewer ingredients than the recipe for Pesto Sauce in Canyon Ranch cookbooks, which also contains Miso and pine nuts. It can be served for vegan-vegetarian menus at Canyon Ranch because it does not contain cheese.
February 25, 2014 | Spa Index
Canyon Ranch Spanish Onion Soup uniquely differs from its French counterpart with its sightly creamier and thicker chicken stock base, white wine and garlic, and savory tortilla strips.
December 7, 2013 | Spa Index
There isn’t a person among our families who doesn’t love this hearty stew. Beef, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, onions and carrots are simmered until tender. Perfect lunch, perfect dinner, perfect leftovers. Young persons particularly like the sweeter flavor of the sweet potatoes over white, but all means substitute regular spuds if you have them on hand.
December 6, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Posole is a traditional latin american dish with ancient origins. Maize was a sacred plant for the Aztecs and others in Mesoamerica, and pozole was created as a celebratory meal for special occasions.
October 11, 2013 | Spa Index
This Green Valley Spa recipe for Mushroom Soup can easily be made vegan by omitting the skim milk and replacing it with soy milk or veggie broth.
October 10, 2013 | Spa Index
This recipe for Easy Black Bean Soup by Green Mountain at Fox Run Vermont is delicious and full of fiber.
January 16, 2013 | Spa Index
For this Low Fat French Onion Soup, we love Sargento Ultra Thin sliced cheeses because they allow full-fat flavor with paper-thin calorie savings. One slice is approximately 40 calories, but that one slice has much flavor than intentionally low-fat or fat-free cheeses (none of which we actually love).
January 3, 2013 | Spa Index
The groaning table of Thanksgiving has been cleared, the leftovers are hopefully gone, and the question what do fix that’s light, flavorful, quick and easy — Quick Egg Drop Soup is the answer.
November 26, 2012 | Spa Index
This delicious and nutritious Butternut Squash Soup with Onions and Apples is perfect for the Autumn and Winter seasons, healthy enough for the spa enthusiast, and elegant enough for your dinner party table.
October 22, 2012 | Spa Index
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January 2, 2012 | Spa Index
Cucumber Soup is a quintessential menu item for a Spring spa party, reception, or to take to work when it’s overly warm outside. This version has creamy avocado so you feel just a bit more sated than you would without it. You’ll always feel refreshed after eating this cool soup.
August 22, 2011 | Spa Index
Hart and Hind Fitness Ranch was a wellness facility in the Texas Hill Country, sadly now closed. Fortunately, the healthy recipes created by its cowgirl chef, Paula Disbrowe, live on, including this favorite Mexican Lentil Soup. We make this several times each winter season — it tastes just as wonderful the next day.
February 7, 2011 | Spa Index
Blum Center for Health (located just moments from Doral Arrowwood Hotel Conference Center in Rye Brook, New York) shares this guest favorite Miso Soup recipe.
January 17, 2011 | Spa Index
The former Mandala Wellness Retreat at a Georgia B & B created this recipe for its Monday Vegetarian Suppers. It was a supper club favorite. Ours too.
December 20, 2010 | Spa Index
The combination of so many kinds of onions gives this soup a depth of flavor which is truly satisfying. This bisque is so low in both fat and calories that it is an excellent first course for many meals and ideal for dinner parties.
October 18, 2010 | Spa Index
We’ve never been fans of soups or stews that called for ground meat. It tends to turn an unpleasant color, gets too chewy, and doesn’t have the satisfying “bite” cubed meats provide. In this recipe, however, the use of ground turkey shaped into meatballs solves the dilemma — lean protein from the turkey and a nice mouth feel from a tender meatball. It is family approved, as well. The teens and husbands love it and don’t complain they are testing “spa food.”
April 26, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
Zucchini Leek Soup is what we call a Severe Soup. Fix this when you most need to detox or pay for holiday overeating sins.
February 8, 2010 | Spa Index
Hart & Hind Fitness Ranch was a fitness ranch in the Texas Hill Country. It has sadly closed now, but its recipes live on. The ranch chef, Paula Disbrowe, created this recipe for its guests. To retain their vibrant green color, the zucchini is blanched, and simmered for a short time. Onions and shallots lend sweetness, and serrano chile, mint, and cilantro give the soup a bright, herbaceous edge.
August 17, 2005 | Spa Index