If you worried about bathing suit weather now that June is here, then pick yourself up some soup at the grocery store -- it will help you slender out your body and get you ready for those sun bathing and swimming days ahead.

You might be thinking, "who wants to eat hot soup on a hot day?"  Well, actually these soups are chilled so they are still refreshing, good tasting, and require zero cooking.  So they're fast and easy, and good for you!  They also, apparently, have "proven slimming power."  Here's the one I felt was the yummiest ring to it.  I think I might just head to the grocery store today so I can try it out!


"Creamy Lemon Shrimp"

Serves 4
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 medium lemons
1 lb cooked shrimp (any size)
2 cups broccoli florets, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups arugula
1 bag (8 oz) tofu noodles, rinsed and drained (found in the Asian section of grocery store)

Place yogurt, sour cream, chives, tarragon, garlic, mustard, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl. Zest lemons over bowl. Juice 1 lemon into bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add shrimp, broccoli, arugula and noodles. Toss to coat and serve with remaining lemon, cut into wedges, if desired.

This soup only has 218 calories and plenty of calcium for your daily intake.  So while you're slimming that belly flab, you're feeding your bones! 

Check out other soup recipes for toning down at Soups That Slim.