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PINK Method 7-day shred soup recipe

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Okay to start February - month of chocolates & valentines - off the right way, I've decided to share a great soup recipe that is included in the PINK method to help people who have that "last 10 lbs" to shred. If you want to incorporate it into your own plan, do it wisely and be healthy.

1.5 tbsp olive oil
1 c chopped onion
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 handful fresh spinach
.5 tsp fresh ginger (I use powdered)
.5 tsp cumin (I use tbsp)
.5 tsp dried basil (I use 1 tsp fresh)
pinch salt
.5 c chopped carrots
.5 c chopped potatoes
3 large tomatoes, chopped (I use can of diced)
3 c low-sodium veggie broth
1 c water
1 c lentils (trader joes has fresh)
black pepper to taste

In large pot, heat oil, add onions & garlic. Once transparent & tender, add ginger & stir well for 1 minute. Add in cumin, basil, salt & cook 2 minutes more stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. Add in carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, veggie broth, water and lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer for 30-45 min until carrots & lentils are soft. Before serving, add the spinach and cook just until lightly wilted. Add salt & pepper to taste. (recipe can be doubled)

The 7-day shred plan:
Breakfast - 1 light protein & 1 slow fruit (i.e, 1 egg & a banana; 6 oz greek yogurt & blueberries)
Lunch - 1 large bowl of soup
Dinner: 4 oz light protein (chix breast, turkey, fish, .5 c beans, etc)
1 large bowl of soup OR salad w/2 tbsp low cal dressing.

Stick to plan, no deviations. If you need a snack, eat a small bowl of soup or some raw veggies.

So if you want to give this a try - go for it. I'm making my soup today. Good luck.

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