This soup gets its wonderfully creamy texture from purèed carrots and sweet potatoes rather than cream, a dairy product Willett discourages due to its high saturated-fat content.Don't worry about saturated fat or cholesterol with this creamy soup. Carrots and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which promotes healthy vision. Add whole grain crackers for fiber and dipping.



Credit: Rita Maas

Recipe Summary

serves 5 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add potato, carrots, ginger, and curry; cook 2 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender; stir in salt.

  • Pour half of soup in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining soup.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 2.3g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 27.3g; fiber 3.9g; iron 1.1mg; sodium 531mg; calcium 38mg.