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    Soup Time! My middle-carb way to healthier dinners

    Karyl Lee
    Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:31 pm
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    Hello all-I know this is nominally a low-carb forum, but a long time ago I put a disclaimer in for my feeling that what's low-carb to one is not to another, but still can be useful to the first. I am not a low-carb eater, but I do work on eating more vegetable and fruit carbs, and less grains to a degree. I am more likely to eat grains in the morning or midday when I have a greater chance of using them to fuel exercise, and to have soup for supper to help control total calorie input and get lots of vegetables.
    To that end, this week's soup is vegetable beef, with lots of tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic, black beans, and ground beef. I make it spicy too, just a bit, for the extra thermal burn. What's your thinking on a colder night?
    Ann Marie F
    Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:17 pm Groupie
    Looking forward to replies. icon_biggrin.gif
    Karyl Lee
    Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:05 pm
    Forum Host
    So, even though there's been no reply to my first message on this subject, here's the general content of my most recent soup.
    Leeks, spinach, baby bella mushrooms, chicken, garlic, and a little rice with chicken broth. This I eat in 2 cup portions because it's my main meal of the day. I may or may not follow this up with extra fresh chewy veggies like raw carrots or pea pods, or even one of the daily fruit portions I allow myself.
    Anyone else doing something similar? when I follow this frequently, I can drop a few pounds without effort, and they stay gone.
    Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:55 pm Groupie
    I have been thinking of doing this too. I do know that vegetable soup is one meal that gives me more veggies than I would normally eat in a week. I even make it without meat and really can't tell much difference, But since trying to eat more on the low/carb side, I realize the meat is good protein and we need that. (The other plus is that I get to clean out the fridge when I use up all those veggies. icon_wink.gif )
    My weakness seems to be if I use a few crackers, I'm still ahead of a sandwich total, and it is healthy.
    Thanks for the's vegetable soup tomorrow night!
    Karyl Lee
    Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:46 am
    Forum Host
    I'll be making a Mexican seasoned soup tonight, love to use black beans and ground beef in a lot of combinations, and with salsa added, it's really hearty and heart-healthy too. icon_biggrin.gif
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