Have y’all ever had the broccoli cheddar soup from Panera?
If so, you’ll understand the urgency behind coming up with this recipe. My bank account can’t keep up with my desire for that soup, and my body is uncertain of it’s real nutritional value. I simply could not take it anymore. I had to come up with one at home.
The thing about a broccoli cheddar soup is that, well, anything that is loaded full of cheese is not going to be the healthiest thing out there. But I did want to do my part to lighten it up. I tried to keep this soup as clean as I possibly could.
The first thing I did was obviously make sure the entire soup was gluten free… Because I didn’t want to die over a bowl of soup.
The second thing I did was make sure that the cheese was as clean as could be. If you aren’t sure what I mean by clean, check out this post where I dumb it all down and explain clean eating.
Finally, I played around with some alternatives for half and half. Although a cheddar soup cannot be dairy free, it can definitely have less dairy and be lightened up. So I included a few options for you to do just that.
Also, you’ll notice there’s bread in the photo! Stay tuned for a lovely gluten free bread recipe.
In the meantime, I am going to let you get to it.
Go… Run. Do not walk. And save your bank account from one more eight dollar bowl of soup. This pot of soup makes at least six bowls, and cost less that eight dollars to make. That’s pretty awesome if you ask me.