Dang, this time of year just beckons me to make soup! But soup isn’t always friendly to one’s waistline, you know? I mean, a hearty bowl of something like chow-dah (I think it’s a prerequisite that you say it that way) isn’t always healthy, but man-oh-man is it satisfying. Heavy soups generally mean heavy cream, cheese, and other good-tasting-but-bad-for-your-waist kinds of ingredients. So when you’re trying to stay warm, and still eat healthy, sometimes you have to get creative. But how to do that, you ask? Well, have no fear! It’s a healthy Lime Corn Bell Pepper Chow-dah to the rescue!
Several years ago, I picked up a great bargain bin cookbook called “Eating Well for a Healthy Heart“. Since heart disease runs on both sides of my family (I won the genetics lottery, folks!), I thought it was a good idea to at least pretend I was going to try and eat healthier. Well, lo and behold, you’d never know most of these are “healthy recipes” because they are so flavorful and satisfying. This little gem of a hearty soup came from this cookbook.
Since I just have to stay the course on my quest for all things citrus this week, I made the lime a little more “front and center” in my version of this warming dish. The lime gives a beautiful brightness to the sweetness of the corn and the hearty nature of the bell peppers.
Make a batch, pour a bowl, and feel good from the inside out knowing this one is actually good for you! Chow-dah, indeed!