Super Skinny Tortilla Soup

Our nickname for this girl is Jabba The Hut- because- well, isn’t it obvious?!?

and she's actually down a few lbs!

and she’s actually down a few lbs!

Currently, I can relate.

Over the holidays I dove face first into; cheesy potatoes, heavy breakfasts, creamy soups, bread and more bread and basically anything else I wanted to eat. Not to mention the fact that it is literally freezing in Chicago right now and all I want to do is blanket myself in mac and cheese.

It helped a bit that Alex and I recently went to Miraval Resort in AZ, and their uber healthy meal program helped kick our a$$es back into gear. BUT…let’s just say that I may have sprinted to the closest greasy breakfast spot in the airport as soon as we left the health ranch.

Now that we’re home I’ve decided that it’s time to TRY to eat healthier even if it’s so cold that going for groceries is terrifying.

Ya’ll know that I’m a huge fan of soups- they are filling and mentally they just seem to satisfy more than a salad- at least for me. I’ve shared a few soup recipes and I like to think this one as the Veggie Shili’s cousin.

My mom has been serving her skinny tortilla soup recipe for years and every time she does- people BEG for the recipe. I modified it a tad- to make it even healthier- but please feel free to fatten it up as you wish.

Super Skinny Tortilla Soup


What You Need:

you should be able to buy all of this for $10-$15

you should be able to buy all of this for $10-$15

  • two jars of salsa *my mom uses Pace brand, I used generic hot and medium
  • a container of fresh pico de gallo
  • a can of black beans
  • a can of garbanzo beans
  • a can of kidney beans
  • a can of corn
  • a can of quartered artichoke hearts
  • a can of veggie or chicken stock
  • a handful of healthy tortilla chips
  • a handful of reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 2% or fat free Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper


  • a rotisserie chicken , shredded
  • a can of refried beans
  • sour cream in place of greek yogurt
  • tortilla, warmed for :10 in microwave for the side

What To Do: 

  • dump the salsa, pico, kidney, black, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, corn, and stock into a large pot and heat on medium.

the artichoke hearts add bulk and mimic chicken if you’re choosing to go veggie with your batch

  • if the beans you’re using are unsalted, add a generous pinch of salt to the mix , stir and taste, add more as needed.
  • if you’re adding chicken and refried beans- do this now and stir.
  • when soup begins to bubble, taste again for flavor and heat.

this will serve a LOT of people, and it freezes for reheating

  • serve in a bowl, sprinkle with cheese, add a dollop of greek yogurt (or sour cream), crunch a handful of the chips and sprinkle on top.


  • set out some hot sauces so your audience can dial up the heat if they like and enjoy GUILT free!
YUM! This is veggie, low fat and guilt free?? Yes.

YUM! This is veggie, low fat and guilt free?? Yes.

Step By Step Video – here!

Wifey Detox Shilli (Soup/Chili)

Hey Wifey’s! Are the holidays killing anyone else’s waistline or is it just mine??

The parties, cocktails, endless apps and obligations- kill me now, right?!?

Here’s the Wifey Tip of the week; enjoy the party food and when you’re not spreading holiday cheer- whip up this Detox Shili to eat and share.

WIfey Detox Shilli (Soup/Chili)


What You Need:


  • two cans of fire roasted tomatoes * in the canned veggie isle*
  • a can of corn or bag of fire roasted corn *same isle or the freezer section- I love Trader Joe’s fire roasted frozen corn*
  • a can of kidney beans
  • a can of black beans
  • a can of navy beans
  • a can of chick peas
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin or taco seasoning *in the seasoning or ethnic isle*
  • fresh rosemary, thyme and sage or dried- 1/4 tsp each
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • parmesan cheese- shredded
  • a large pot

What To Do:

  • put the 2 tsp olive oil in the large pot and heat on low
  • open all cans
  • dump all ingredients into the large pot and stir


  • add cumin or taco seasoning packet, salt, pepper, sage, rosemary, thyme and stir
  • add a dash of cheese, if you wish…serve, and eat with no regrets


Cooking can be confusing-watch me make this here