R2R soup experiment!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Refuse to Regain recommends cutting way back on grains (even whole grains) and legumes. Why? Because they weren't part of our "evolutionary" diet. Hmm. I have noticed that eating grains tends to make me hungrier and seems to have a greater "weight gain" effect than the actual calories they contain signals they should.
And so -- always looking for new strategies -- I thought about my major sources of grains and legumes. Rarely eat 'em for breakfast or for lunch. Rarely eat breads or crackers. Yup, my supper soups: generally have had brown rice or whole wheat noodles or whole wheat couscous, and chick peas or kidney beans or lentils or corn . . .
R2R also recommends more fish. I pretty much have either shrimp or chicken as the go-to proteins in my lunch salads.
This weekend I experimented with a legume and grain free salmon soup. Two cans of diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, whole head of celery chopped, grated carrot, three peppers (green, yellow, orange) diced, 3 skinless boneless salmon filets, diced, lots of garlic and onion and red chile flakes, fresh ground black pepper and sea salt -- and fresh thyme from my garden.
It tastes good: chock full of vegetables.
I'm wondering whether it's going to be as satisfying as my usual recipes.
But: worth a try, right?
Just keep changing it up.