Well.........the Yummiest kind...my personal favorite.....is to get out your crock pot, and "cook up" some pinto beans( using dried beans ). Then I just use half of this portion when I make my soup. .....sometimes I mash them up to create refried beans, or just leave whole......and of course, being a Texan, I do use fresh jalapenos, and cumin, garlc, and fresh cilantro! YUM!!
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Use the food caculator here at SP, or consider that all of these veggies make up the calories of 16 cups of soup.....at least that is the size of pot I use. =) I have a calculator and that's how I came up with my totals. ....veggies, water, and beans for protein. =) You don't have to use them.....use whatever protein you prefer.
here is my favorite recipe for a basic very filling vegetable soup that has about 50cals/cup! Whoa!! You just can't beat that. If you are trying to lose weight - this is the soup for you!
Laura’s Garden Vegetable Soup
Ingredients: Saute first 5 ingredients in 1 TB olive oil 1 1/2 cups onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2c apple cider vinegar 2 cups diced green cabbage 2 cans of diced tomatoes
Then add the following...... 1/2 cup green beans 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dried oregano salt & pepper to taste 1/2 cup diced zucchini Lastly stir in 1 can of refried beans ( I personally like it spicy..being a Texan -- I use refried beans with jalapenos)
Cover in water, and bring to a boil. Simmer till done........maybe 30 minutes! =)
Note -- this soup is versatile -- use whatever veggies you like ....fresh are better, or frozen. Just stick to your base of the first 5 ingredients. You be creative with the choice of herbs!.....whatever you like! Only 50 calories a cup! .....DO NOT add meat, broth, or carbs....such as pasta, rice and potatoes......the cals increase quite a bit!! =)
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