Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fab Fit Day: All Natural Veggie Soup

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My job can get really busy, and sometimes making smart choices with food is very difficult if I am not prepared. On my way home from work it would be so easy to just stop and pick up fast food without even getting out of my car. There are tons of healthier options at the fast food chains, but if you are anything like me after work I feel like I can eat a whole buffet and looking at the menu may be too tempting. Before I blow all my energy at work I pack my purse with snacks. I put a bag of lettuce with seasoning to munch on when I get the urge to eat just "because" I put a granola bar and apple to have on my way home to keep me content before dinner allowing me to cook something healthy. Before work I eat a healthy breakfast and at work I have a healthy lunch. Going all day without food will end up in a filling disaster later in the evening. 

All Natural Vegetable Soup

Now that spring is here and summer is getting closer farmers are producing the freshest vegetables and they taste amazing this time of year. I like to take advantage of the fresh produce and cook with it as much as possible. Here is my recipe for healthy vegetable soup!

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato Skinned and Boiled
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Garlic Clove, Minced
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Bunch Kale (Tear into little pieces)
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Bag Mixed Beans Hydrated
  • 3 Large Celery Stalks Chopped
  • 3 Large Carrots Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Canned Bamboo Drained
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  1. After all the vegetables are sliced add to a skillet with olive oil. Cook on medium low for 10 minutes. 
  2. Add vegetables, beans, and water to a stove pot on medium.
  3. Add all seasoning until your taste preference is reached.
  4. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add more salt and pepper for taste. 
Recipe makes 7 Cups. 

64 Calories, 14g Carbs, 7g Protein, 3g Fat Per Cup.

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