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« on: January 09, 2009 04:51:06 PM »

My specialist has ordered me to lose 50-70lbs in 3 months (I know it's unhealthy, and I couldn't possibly lose that much without ending up in the hospital). Anyways, I've decided that I need to drop some pounds and get healthier.

So, I am looking for ideas for soup that is healthy, hearty and will help me with my weight-loss goal. I love veggies of many varrieties, lean meat (such as bl/sl chicken breast, extra lean ground beef, etc), and any sort of soup base except cream. I love spice, heat, etc...however my hubby isn't too keen on heat.

The reason I ask for soup is that it's the easiest thing for us to make. We're on a very limited budget (ridiculously limited), and soup helps to spread the meal without loading up on junk (like breads and junk food that is overwhelming suring the holidays). A big pot of soup can feed us for 2-3 days, depending on what we put into it Smiley

We can't get truly exotic foods without blowing our budget, so basic ingredients would be greatly appreciated. I am diabetic, so I can' cut carbs totally (though I am geared towards only eating healthy ones). I also need to eat more than once a day, so something that I can make big batches of and freeze (thank you Grandpa for the deep freeze!).I am consulting a dietitian, so please don't worry about making any suggestions "diabetic-friendly" Smiley I can convert certain things if needed Wink

So, any and all suggestions are welcome! I'd really love to make use of our freezer, and make healthy yummy soups that I will enjoy and that my hubby won't turn his nose up at (although this is for myself more, he can survive on anything, the man has an iron stomach, lol!). Thanks so much!
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 12:18:57 AM »

I am on weight watchers and I created some really nice soups on my blog... I will link you to some of them.

http://thebaresthintofsweetness.blogspot.com/2008/11/creamy-tomato-bisque.html

http://thebaresthintofsweetness.blogspot.com/2008/10/minestrone-soup.html

http://thebaresthintofsweetness.blogspot.com/2007/09/italian-sausage-tortellini-soup.html


And I thought you might like a low-fat dessert option...

http://thebaresthintofsweetness.blogspot.com/2008/10/low-fat-cherry-clafoutis.html

Most of my recipes are low in fat, but not all of them are... I hope you can get some use out of my recipes! Smiley

-Joujou

P.S. They are really yummy too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 12:05:59 PM »

Thanks so much! They all sound sooo yummy! I will have to give them all a try =D
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009 01:21:21 AM »

Thanks so much! They all sound sooo yummy! I will have to give them all a try =D

I know you said no creamy soups, but the tomato bisque is made with evaporated milk and a little cream... It's pretty low in fat. I figured out that 1 cup on weight watchers is 4 points. So, for me I can eat a salad and have 1 1/2 cups of soup and it's enough food for me.

I really wish you the best on your weight loss journey... I am still in the process of losing some weight too, so if you ever need some support, I'd gladly give you some support and advice. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009 02:13:42 AM »

Thank you Smiley Cream soups are very yummy, but I find that commercial soups (eg. cream of mushroom), make me rather ill. However, the tomato bisque sounds wonderful and I am sure that it won't bother me at all Smiley

I welcome support and advice in this journey, lol! This is the first time that I have set out to lose weight and actually doing things to help it. I will be talking to my doctor this month about it, since my metabolism is horrible, and I want to know if there is anything I can take (or he can prescribe), that would help.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009 02:35:39 AM »

It's rather late here, so I will make this quick...

A little bit later, I will message you with some really great ideas for foods that are low-fat, but don't lose the comfort food aspect. I'm a chef, and I've learned to make things taste good without all the fat. Yes, fat adds a lot of flavour, but with the use of herbs and seasonings you can make foods taste pretty good.

There are some store bought things you can throw together for a quick meal as well, and I will tell you about those things too.

Anyway, I need to go to bed, I am starting to feel weird. I'll message you tomorrow with some snacks ideas and meal ideas that might make this weight loss journey more than just a diet and change it into a lifestyle adjustment. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009 02:54:31 AM »

Looking forward to your email Cheesy Thanks muchly!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009 02:59:07 AM »

my favourite soup to make is sweet potato and red pepper
just saute off some onion (and garlic if you like)
then throw in some red bell pepper
then peeled and chopped sweet potato (and any other veg you like, i often add in some carrot and parsnip)
pour in some stock
simmer till the veg is tender
remove from the heat
attack viciously with a potato masher
add tabasco
stir and serve

i haven't given amounts as it's fairly customisable and you can change it depending on what you have/what you can get or your tastes
i usually make a large pot of it and it feeds us for a few days at least
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009 03:01:11 AM »

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds very very good Cheesy I will deffinitely make this in a couple weeks Cheesy Thank you!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 11:29:37 PM »

The Sacred Heart Diet. Delicious soup. Very healthy. And they actually recommend that you eat as much of the soup as you'd like! This is a great soup recipe and diet routine to readjust your body to eating healthy. I really recommend it.

http://www.idiet4u.com/diets/sacredheart.html

http://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/Sacred_Heart_Diet/

I recommend this if you can control sugar cravings... I mean actual sugar. I couldnt get past the third day my last try, because I ended up binging on a CUP of brown sugar. treat yourself to sweetened tea occasionally. I think youve inspired me to get back to it. Afterall its winter, and who doesnt love soup in the winter?
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