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Day 389 - Kept my streak going

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I spent a lot of today cooking and cleaning that I finally put in 10 minutes on my gazelle tonight.

I made a GIGANTIC stock pot full of veggie beef soup with barley. I ran out of room in my smaller stock pot so I had to transfer everything to my larger pot before I could even add all the canned beans.

It has 12 different veggies and beans included - onions, carrots, celery, cabbage, potatoes, turnips, peas, carrots, green beans, blackeyed peas, black beans and pinto beans along with 2 pints of stewed tomatoes. I added barley for some extra fiber and only had about 14 oz of leftover pot roast for my beef. I think I have enough soup for about a week of meals!

Hubby wasn't home from work when the boys and I ate and then I went to bed for a nap but when I got up I asked him how the soup tasted when he ate it. His reply: "I don't know that you've ever made it better." Made me feel good, especially when I know that I've made something really healthy. My soups are usually a catch-all for whatever veggies I happen to have around the fridge, freezer & pantry. I try to calculate my nutritional data on my own recipes and it calculated out to about 120 calories per 1-cup serving, 2gm fat, 19gm carbs, 4gm fiber, 3.5gm sugar and 7gm protein and tons of vitamins and minerals. Pretty healthy overall, though.
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    Sounds delicious! I LOVE making food that's healthy and tastes good... (I refuse to eat food I don't like the taste of haha). It's great that your hubby is supportive of your healthy cooking!
    And great job with keeping the streak going. You make me want a gazelle!
    1922 days ago
    Sounds yummy! Have a great Tuesday!
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    keep it up. emoticon
    1923 days ago
    Sounds really good! I'll have to try it in the crock pot next week!
    1923 days ago
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