On Friday, I ordered Red Robin takeout with my friends. I never realized before how hard it was to find a meal under 500 calories. I settled for their dinner salad and French Onion Soup. I love their French Onion soup but it was over 500 calories. I only ate half of the soup to keep in line with my diet. So when I was flipping through my Hungry Girl book, looking for new recipes to try, I found the Hungry Girl French Onion soup. I was curious to see how it would measure up to the restaurant version so I heade out to buy all of the ingredients.
Freakishly Good French Onion Soup: (Hungry Girl, Pg. 48) I was surprised how good this was. One serving is 113 calories (as opposed to the 525 calories at Red Robin). I also noticed it was not as salty as the restaurant versions. I’m thinking I am going to make this in bulk in my crock pot, letting it slow cook to perfection. Then I can divide it up into individual servings for quick meals during the week. I highly recommend this recipe if you like French Onion Soup.