Keep Something Ready To Go
In Order to keep the calories low during the week, I make a low calorie soup that I can eat when I want. Just throw it all in the crock pot or in a pan on the stove, and let it cook. It’s very easy and doesn’t take much time to prepare. You can serve it with a crisp salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, radish, bell pepper and grated carrot and you have all your vegetables for the day, in one meal. You can make a salad dressing with flax oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, garlic and mustard, and you are all set.
Healthy and Nutritious
I am trying to keep my husband on a diet, but he loves to eat. So I make as many foods as I can that he can eat as much as he likes, but will help him to loose weight. These foods are so healthy and nutritious, your body burns more calories trying to digest them than you consume. Just remember, no sugar, no wheat and no processed foods. I am also very careful with dairy. I also keep lots of celery and carrot sticks ready to go in an airtight container in the fridge.
Stock is a Must
I like to cook everything from scratch and sometimes I have very little in the house. The one thing that saves me every time, is having a stock of stock. No-chicken broth tastes just like a rich chicken broth without all the calories or cruelty. I buy it from Amazon, which is less expensive than any other store, and I get free shipping. If I am stuck, all I need is an onion and carrot and a can of beans and I have a tasty, low calorie, healthy soup in an instant. Just keep adding stock until you get the flavor you want.
- 3 Carrots - Peeled and Sliced
- 1 Sweet Onion - Diced
- 2 Sticks Celery - Chopped
- 1 Jalepeno - Seeded and scraped
- 1 Tbs Coconut Oil ( optional )
- ½ Cup Frozen Peas
- ½ Cup White Beans - Soaked
- ½ Cup Wild Rice
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 Chicken Stock Cubes ( or I use no chicken stock - A vegetarian alternative )
- Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
- Soak the dried beans in boiling water for 10 minutes. If you are really organized, soak them over night. If you use a can of beans, you can cook this on the stove for 20-30 minutes.
- Put everything except the peas in the crock-pot and cook on high for 4 hours.
- Add the peas at the end and cook for another 10 minutes. Taste and add more stock if required.