Soups are a great way to turn your extra produce into a light lunch or satisfying snack. From Silky golden gazpacho to chunky vegetable soup with pesto, you'll find yourself making these figure-friendly soups all summer long.
Your gazpacho lives by the quality of the vegetables--garden or farm stand tomatoes, sweet onions (preferably with dirt still on the roots), local peppers--well, you get the idea. Do not, I repeat, do not refrigerate the tomatoes.
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Although the cabbage soup diet fad has pretty much passed us by, soup as a diet aid should be taken seriously. It is much easier to eat only the amount of food allowed on a diet when the main course is preceded by a bowl of soup.