One of the biggest stumbling blocks
of NOT DIETING
is feeding a family of six.
Meal planning can be exhausting
around everyones likes and dislikes
and while I don't cater to ridiculous requests
- if they are really miserable
they have cereal I don't make a different meal.
Uh well except for myself.
I made the kids the usual chicken noodle
soup last night.
I make all mine own broth because
I can control what is in it ( like salt)
and I always have some on hand.
I split 12 cups between the kids and my husband and myself.
One meal two ways!
For us I made this
Kale and White Bean Soup
6 cups broth
3 cups chopped Kale
1 can white beans soaked and rinsed
(I used Great Northern Beans)
1/2 a large onion diced
2 large carrots
2 large stalks celery
1 cup cooked wild rice blend
( I like this brown and red blend! )
garlic/salt/pepper/red pepper to taste
1Tblsp per serving Parmesean cheese grated
Put broth on to heat up.
Sautee onion, carrots and celery in 1 table spoon olive oil
until onion is clear ( 5 minutes).
Steam kale in microwave for 5 minutes
with 1/2 cup water
stir and repeat for a total of 10 minutes
stir repeat ( this keeps kales beautiful color!)
Mix all ingredients together in
soup pot and cook until veggies are soft.
I like red pepper and a tablespoon of Parmesean on top
for a nice flavor kick.
My husband even liked it!
Packed with good stuff it was warm and filling
and neither of us was hungry later.
Tomorrow we'll be talking with
my new favorite trainer
who will be offering up a few tips
for training and diet success.