Amid my search and trial and errors in creating new and exciting recipes that equate into low Weight Watcher's points (long story, but yes I'm doing Weight Watchers), I have created a very delicious soup recipe I just have to pass on.
I started Weight Watcher's a week and a half ago, feeling depressed about my weight, wondering where the hell all the extra fat came from over the last 3 years. I surmised the unwanted pounds were a crappy bi product of motherhood. And, while some mommies look fab after 3, 4, or even 6 kids, it's just not in my genetic makeup to be like them. But I could lose at least 40 pounds, and the last 10 I know I'll have to either accept is never going to leave my body, or work like a mad man to get rid of it. That all-knowing 'spare tire'.
So I joined. And the first week I lost 7 lbs. Excited and interested in tracking my meals now, I read every article that they sent me, and read and learned the ins and outs of the website like I was reading the bible. And when I weighed in this past Sunday, I nervously peeked at the numbers between my feet: I lost another 8 lbs. In addition to the pounds, inches are falling away as well. I ran to my closet and dug out clothes that were better left way in the back, or up on the top shelf. They fit.
I knew that some pounds would come off fast, as the water weight is easiest to lose. But, jeepers I felt elated at knowing I lost 15 lbs, just by changing what I ate. I can still enjoy my snacks whenever I want, I just have to track them into my points tracker.
And while I won't say what I weighed when I started, I will say that I need to loose 5 more lbs to get to my milestone of losing 10% of my body weight...and 40 more to get to my goal weight. I don't know if I'll ever make it there, but being a size 4 or 6 (pre Jacelyn weight) would be fantastic. Unrealistic, maybe, but I'm gonna try!!
This soup, in a category of other negative-calorie soups, is hearty, filling, and loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Also, one serving is equal to three servings of vegetables!!
I love negative-calorie soups..they are so good for you and you can eat them whenever you want and not gain a pound!
Tomato Basil Veggie Soup
1 large can of tomatoes
2 cups of cauliflower
2 cups of broccoli
1 cup onion
1 cup celery
1 cup carrots
1 yellow pepper
3 tsp dried basil
2 tsp tarragon
1 tbsp chicken base
Saute veggies in one spray of olive oil for 10 mins.
Cover veggies with water.
Add herbs and base.
Cook for half hour...I like my veggies a bit crisp, but just test to your liking.
Add in whatever you want for veggies...I like the Italian feel to this soup, but you can add mushrooms, cabbage, or even pre soaked navy beans.
Oh, yeah, and I'm going to Elton tomorrow. Yay!!