Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Cheezy Crab Sammies!

I mentioned yesterday that the inspiration of today’s soup was from here – the only difference was that I added baby spinach to it to use up the rest of my 1 pound that I bought last week – wow that went a long way!

I think its absolutely delicious if I do say so myself!  But the best part is that this whole recipe made 10 cups, and each one cup serving comes in at 104 calories, 4.2 fat, 5.8 carbs, .4 fiber and 10.2 protein!  Nice!

crab sammie 005

I found my crab-meat recipe from epicurious.com, with a few exceptions:

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (left that out!)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (I reduced to 1)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I forgot!)
  • 1/2 pound lump crab meat (I used immitation crab)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 diced jalapeno (not in original recipe)
  • dash of Tabasco ( I added!)

This is four servings: each serving comes in at 139 caloires, 8 fat, 4.3 carbs, .75 fiber and 9 protein – nice!

All I did was saute the peppers and garlic until they softened and let them cool.  Then I just mixed everything else in and mixed well – so simple!

veggies chopped

veggies chopped

you can see by the price why I used fake crab!

you can see by the price why I used fake crab!

I chopped it up in fine pieces

I chopped it up in fine pieces

after its all mixed together

after its all mixed together

I spread my crab mixture on my low carb bread and added 1/2 ounce smoked gouda, and 1/2 ounce of mozzarella and just popped it in the toaster oven for 5 minutes - yum!

I spread my crab mixture on my low carb bread and added 1/2 ounce smoked gouda, and 1/2 ounce of mozzarella and just popped it in the toaster oven for 5 minutes - yum!

Altogether, lunch comes in at 411 calories, 20 grams of fat, 33 grams protein, 19 grams carbs and 7.2 grams of fiber!

My friend and I also walked for 45 minutes at lunch – so perfect outside!

Okay, lunch break is over in 1 minute and I need to clean up my dishes – come back tonight for BBQ Turkey Breast with Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes!

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8 thoughts on “Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Cheezy Crab Sammies!

  1. That soup looks great, and the nutritionals aren’t bad either!

  2. Mmmmm, looks super delicious Biz!

  3. love the soup/sandwich combo – it looks so good!

  4. Love the soup!

    I totally have to make a pot!

  5. I looooove that kind of soup. But for some reason I’ve never made it before, even though it’s simple! Just always thought of it as a “restaurant thing” I guess. You’ve inspired me to take matters into my own hands!

  6. I love using the imitation meat in salads – I think it holds up a lot better. Yours looks delicious and I love the hard boiled egg in there!

  7. I am so happy to hear that you tried it and even more happy that you and your friend enjoyed it. I will pass this onto my honey, he will be thrilled!!

  8. Great looking soup – I have almost a full package of orzo in my cupboard, and that would be a great way to use some up.

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