Hey folks! Well, I've noticed that I have an easier time with weight loss and getting in all of my veggies when I east homemade veggie soup regularly. I can basically eat as much as I want, and it just makes me feel all good inside (and even better when the scale is going down EXTRA fast!). So, I thought I would share the soup, and see if anyone else has suggestions.
So here is the soup just the way my dear departed Granny (Great-grandma) used to make (minus the fact that pretty much all of her veggies were home grown:
Tomatoes (Peeled, stewed, diced, whatever your preference)
White shoepeg corn
Fat back meat while stewing (for flavor, not to eat)
Sugar (to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes)
Changes I make:
1) I buy all organic, non GMO produce for this
2) I add diced red, green, yellow, and orange peppers, celery, and anything else that sounds delish
3) I use 2 slices of cooked, uncured bacon w/ no preservatives instead of fat back meat. It's just easier
4) I go very easy on the corn (as I'm trying to eliminate it), and lighter on the butter beans, and add an extra bunch of green beans
I make a giant pot of this and freeze smaller containers filled with between 2 and 10 portions (depending on how much I think I will want over the course of say, a week)
I am toying with the idea of adding zuchinni or squash, but I'm not sure how it would hold up. Any thoughts?