Healthier Broccoli Cheddar Soup

When I am sick...I want soup!! So after a few days of not feeling like eating much I remembered this lightened up Brocccoli Cheese Soup from one of my favorite bloggers - Gimme Some Oven. 

This soup is fast, simple, clean and delish! A great way to get two of the four of my kiddies to eat their veggies. 


Yields 6-8 Servings

This classic Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is simple to make, lightened up with milk instead of cream, and chocked full of the delicious broccoli and cheddar we all love!


  • 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • 2/3 cup finely diced carrots (about 1 large carrot)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups organic, low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups milk (I used Fat Free Skim, but any kind of milk will work)
  • 3-4 cups chopped broccoli florets (about 1 medium head of broccoli)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces freshly-grated part-skim sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for serving


Heat butter (or olive oil) in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until melted.  Add onion and carrots and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until both are cooked through and the onion is translucent.  Stir in the garlic and saute for an additional 1 minute, then stir in the flour and saute for an additional 1 minute.

Whisk in the chicken stock until it is evenly combined.  Stir in the milk, broccoli, mustard, salt and black pepper until combined.  Continue cooking, stirring every few minutes, until the soup reaches a simmer.  Reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer the soup for another 6-8 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked through and soft.  Stir in the freshly-grated cheddar cheese until it is completely melted and evenly mixed into the soup. 

Serve immediately, topped with extra cheese if desired.

*Recipe from: www.gimmesomeoven.com

Robin :)


P90X ~ November Giveaway!!!

FREE chance at the entire P90X Program by Tony Horton! 

Who likes to win a prize?? Me!!! 

But you know what makes me even happier?...Giving a prize away!! Seriously! I became a Beachbody Coach because I truly want to help people by sharing my journey and giving my clients the support and the encouragement that my Coach gives me! Pay it forward I guess you could say! lol! 

Beachbody is such an amazing Company to work for! I get to have my own business of helping others, while others are inspiring me to be better! How cool is that? Well, let me tell you what is cooler... Beachbody gave me an opportunity to win this P90X Program and the P90X2 Program in the month of September. How? By simply helping people commit to lose weight, exercise, become stronger, eat healthier, and change bad habits so they can live a better life!

I feel obligated to continue to pay it forward! 

Do you want to earn a chance to WIN this P90X Program?

The contest will run from October 27th - November 30th! 

This contest is for NEW Clients that aren't currently working with a Beachbody Coach or MY current clients that would like to become a Coach.  

The P90X winner will randomly be selected from all of the entries on December 1st via a virtual Random Entry Selector. 

There are ( 3 ) ways to get ENTRIES....

1.  Purchase a CHALLENGE PACK (Program + Shakeology Savings Bundle) and Join My Fitness Group

Any of my clients that purchase a Challenge Pack from October 27th - November 30th, will get ( 2 ) ENTRIES in the random drawing contest. And you get support, motivation, and guidance from ME, your FREE Coach! In addition, you have the option to join my fitness accountability groups to keep you on track and help you reach your health + fitness goals.  Send me a message if you would like me to help you choose a fitness program that best suits your goals. 

2. Purchase Shakeology on Home Direct

(save shipping by getting it monthly)

Any of my clients that purchase Shakeology HD from October 27th - November 30th, will get ( 1 ) ENTRY in the random drawing contest. And you get support, motivation, and guidance from ME, your FREE Coach! In addition you have the option to join my fitness accountability groups to keep you on track and help you reach your health + fitness goals.

3. Purchase a Challenge Pack + Sign up as a Beachbody COACH                   

Any of my clients that sign up to be a Coach (discount or business) when they purchase a Challenge Pack  from October 27th - November 30th,  will get ( 3) ENTRIES in the random drawing contest. And when you sign up to be a Beachbody Coach you get 25% discount on Beachbody Products along with me as your Coaching Mentor! 

I am so excited to offer this opportunity to those that are ready to DECIDE, COMMIT + ACHIEVE!!! 

If you have any questions, and/or would like to chat before deciding what program you would like to get started with,  please email me: robin.hegan.fly@gmail.com or send me a message via Facebook! 
I love meeting new people that want more out of life and more for their life!! 

Much love, 

Robin Hegan 
Independent Beachbody Coach