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French Onion soup point question

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I made the greatest French Onion soup tonight, but I want to make sure I calculated the points right - because it was so good, I wanna make it again. I found the Applebees recipe, and adapted it to be as low fat as I could.

 

99% F/F beef broth (I estimated 2 cups, although I'm sure it was more of 1.5 cups) - 2 pts

 

Onions cooked in 3TBS of oil (the whole pot, divided by 6 ) - I estimated 2 pts???

 

Bottom 1/2 of hamburger bun - 1pt

 

1 thin slice provolone cheese - 2pts

 

That would make my serving (large serving) 7 points right? It was very filling and made a perfect fall evening dinner.

 

What do you think?


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Guest Starrbrite

You're right, if not a bit too strict on the points. Why do you count points for the broth? I understand that broth has not points.

 

BTW, I think you could saute your onions in less oil, if you wanted.

 

I'm glad you liked it. I think it sounds wonderful, too.

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Guest jill-leigh

Sounds like you're doing it right.. my only concern is exactly how much onions each serving has. Not that it's a huge deal, but 1 cup of cooked onions is 1 point. And yes, the 3 tbsp of Olive Oil, divided by 6, so 1/2 tbsp per serving, would be 2 points. The cheese.. all depends on what cheese you have, as well as the bun. Seems all right though!

 

Are you talking about Applebee's Onion Soup off of the WW menu? I had that last Friday and it was just.. horrible. And EXTREMELY salty, and I love salty, but this was hard to swallow. The cheese was gross. The "crouton" was just.. disgusting. Yours sounds much better, lol.

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Guest qdesq

Your recipe sounds good. French Onion soup is my favorite soup, I can't wait to try your recipe.

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Seems right to me!

 

I also thought I'd point out this Hungry Girl recipe for 3 point French Onion soup. I haven't gotten around to trying it myself yet, but I'm dieing to! Actually, the one in her book is slightly different and is 2 points I think. That's the one I want to try.


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Guest jill-leigh

I just wanted to note that I love the hungry girl book! It's amazing and every recipe is figured with points! If anyone doesn't have it, I HIGHLY recommend getting it. It's great!

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