Homemade soup is a great way to have a full meal that is low in calories. I typically use beans, lentils or barley, along with a bunch of veggies, some seasonings, and healthy bullion or stock. Have a salad with it to have an awesome nutrient packed meal! Also, soup is cheap, easy (chop your veggies and stir) and a batch can last a few days.
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I find that I love to perfect the art of making homemade soups to help me loose weight. I can make a huge pot of soup for the week and if I get tired of it I freeze it and make something else. It curbs my appetite and I can chalk it full of vitamin enriched foods.
My favorite is a small can of Pumpkin Puree thinned with skim milk, heated with 1 package of sweetener and cinnamon is delicious. If I want to use it as a dessert I add one big drop of cool whip. My kind of Pumpkin pie. 334
Making homemade soup...add some oyster crackers..20 crackers are about 30 calories and very filling, less than 1.5 grams of fat and 5.5 carbs. Like eating little quilted pillows!!! They can also be used when making a snack mix.
They contain no oysters. Put a few on top of Turkey chili
When making homemade soups, stews & chili's, before eating, set the container in the fridge & allow to cool. Any fat will float to the top and gel, then it can be spooned off. This eliminates any extra fat calories.
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