Get the skimming done beforehand
Don’t think that all bowls of soup are healthy alternatives to full meals. Creamy soups, such as clam chowder or corn chowder may be loaded with calories from fat-laden dairy cream, half-n-half, or coconut milk. We suggest using skimmed milk to prepare or ensure healthier servings of creamy soups or chowders. If that’s not an option, try waiting for a batch of soup to cool to room temperature and then letting it chill in the refrigerator overnight. The chilling process will allow the fatty liquids and solids to separate or float to the top and surface of the batch of soup, so you can skim it with a metal spoon before serving.