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Broccoli Chowder

1 pound fresh broccoli     
1 (13 3/4-ounce) can chicken broth,    divided   
1 1/2 cups skim milk     
1 cup evaporated skim milk
1/2 cup lean cubed ham
Salt to taste (optional)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded lite Swiss cheese

Combine broccoli stalks and 1/2 can chicken broth in casserole dish.  Cover and cook 5 minutes on high in microwave.  Remove broccoli and cool, cutting into small pieces.  Add remaining broth to dish with milk, ham, salt, and pepper.  Microwave 5 minutes or until mixture boils.  Stir in broccoli and cheese and microwave 3 minutes.  Yields 4 servings.

Cal 244; Chol 38mg; Sat Fat 4g; Fat 8g; Sod 374mg; Pro 24g; Cho 19g; Exchanges 2 meats, 2 milks, 1 vegetable

Contributed by Just For Kids (Louisiana II)

Editorís Extra:  Try this with beef broth, too.  The hardest part is chopping the broccoli!

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