Leek Soup Diet (Crock Pot Slow Cooker Method)

I was browsing through “Why French Women Don’t Get Fat”; a well known french diet book at a friends house and saw a recipe for cooked leeks and leek broth.  This soup was touted as a miracle diet food & mild diuretic.  The broth is to be drank for a few days after a weight gain.  The leeks are to be eaten separately with a drizzle of olive oil, drizzle of fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper. 

I modified the recipe to make it in the slow cooker.  I have to say I was completely taken by surprise how much I enjoyed eating the leeks.  For such a low cal food they were satisfying and the combo of the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper seasoned them just perfectly that they were fresh and bright tasting!

6 leaks
Water (approximately 7 cups)
For Dressing: fresh juice from a lemon (to taste), olive oil, salt and pepper

Cut off the green top of the leeks and remove the first outer layer of the leek skin.  Place the leeks in a slow cooker and cover with water (approximately 7 cups).  Cook on high for 3 hours.

The broth can be drank alone and the leeks are to be served with a drizzle of olive oil, drizzle of fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper. 

 ½ cup chopped cooked leeks = 2 grams of net carbs and 16 delicious calories

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  1. Sounds good. Do you keep the leeks whole while in the slow cooker and cut them up just to eat them?

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