As the saying goes some people eat to live others live to eat.
I have to admit I am the latter. I do not snack at all through the daytime however at night when I am hunkered down in front of the Food Network then the munchies really get to me watching all those great meals being prepared. It is starting to show as well as most of my fall pants are tight at the waist.
So whats a girl to eat in the evening except carrot and celery sticks when trying to drop a few pounds?
Well I have started doing what Weight Watcher members and celebrities have been doing for years, eating Vegetable Soup whenever I get hungry in the evening.
The best part? It is virtually carbohydrate free and very low calorie as well as being high in fiber and nutrients.
This soup is quick to throw together and doesn't require the long cooking time that soups with meat and beans require.
You can vary the ingredients with different types of vegetables such as zucchini. This recipe can be doubled, tripled or made to suit any size. I freeze portions in small containers to last for a few days in the fridge.
This soup also makes a great lunch or light supper.
I am hoping with a stepped up workout program and this soup that those pounds will melt away.
I'll keep you posted!
Low Cal Vegetable Soup
- 3 large carrots sliced
- 1 celery stalk sliced
- 1 sliced onion
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 4 cups of vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup green beans
- 1 cup of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup of peas
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 can of diced or whole tomatoes .
- 1/2 tsp each of basil, parsley and oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
Saute the carrot, onion and garlic over medium heat until softened.
Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.