if i am eating soup, progresso light, or such, i add about a cup of fresh mushrooms and whatever other veggies i like. today was 1 cup of mushrooms & 1 serving of baby carrots. i cut them up and microwaved them till they were soft and added them to my sodium laden soup. added vegetable servings! helped fill me up! and gave my quick go to lunch soup, a fresh taste :) add a piece of fresh fruit or a whole grain light english muffin (or both!) and it's filling lunch or dinner!
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Staying on track was always easier when I turned to soup ( just watch the sodium if you are using canned) ESP good in winter , it can be a hearty lunch or stand in for supper when paired with salad or healthy sandwich /fruitbowl dessert!
Years ago I went to WW (Before the points PLUS) and they just basically had you make your own soup from veggies you like, low sodium LITE chicken broth and some canned tomato and spices ( DELISH!) You could make a lge pot for a few days or freeze some.
If you're not inspired, there are lots of smart, healthy choices nowadays and the beaity is that they are always there in a pinch .. an EZ " go to " food with chicken or turkey on LITE WW bread ( No mayo!) . ( Just skip crackers or white bread and you'll be fine!)
make a pot of veggie soup... saute your fav veggies (or whatever you have in the fridge!) - onions, carrots, celery, peppers, broccoli, etc... - in a nonstick pan for a few minutes, add a couple of cans of fat free broth and some canned diced tomatoes, bring to a boil for a few minutes, toss a can of drained beans and some fresh spinach in, and you'll have a week's worth of healthy soup for a low-cal appy! helps you eat less at each meal & stay on track :)
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