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Stickin' With The Plan

Monday, February 03, 2020

Thanks to you all for being so kind as to read yesterday's blog and for leaving comments. They're fun for me and informative too - and always stimulating for me. Y'all are the best.

So I am proud to say that before I sat down here to play on the computer I opened up the planner and checked what needed to be done and what I wanted to be done at the end of the day. The thing I want most is to eat within my WW points and yet have a nutrient dense diet. Just for today that is the number one goal - though of course that doesn't take 24 hours - or even 16 or 8. the fact that over the past several months I have rarely done this is starting to sap my confidence. Another fact - that I have been able to successfully do this for YEARS tells me that it's not my diet - it's my level of boredom with the status quo. I need recipes. Time to do some exploring in the cookbook section.

And if any of you have a good soup recipe - oh la - please share it with me. Can't have potatoes or grains but other than that - I am ready to experiment!

Today is my last lolling spacious day at home before a spate of activities consumes my week - including a rather fancy dancy afternoon tea with a GF at the birthplace of James Madison. Yeah - don't plan to eat within my WW points on Wednesday - but then - one day does not a healthy eating plan destroy.

Onward into Monday my friends.
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  • POLSKARENIA
    Creamy leek soup. Cook the leeks in a little butter with plenty of garlic, then add well flavoured stock and cook till ‘mushy’. Whizz and add a little crème fraîche if it doesn’t seem creamy enough (it usually is though). Bon appetit!
    50 days ago
  • IAMBLESSED103
    I'll have to look through my recipes and see if I have something. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    66 days ago
  • GETULLY
    Spark has a lot of soup/stew recipes that you can modify with the veggies!
    66 days ago
  • POINDEXTRA
    Also, both of my recipes are for the Instant Pot, but you could use a slow cooker or stovetop as well by adjusting the cook time.
    66 days ago
  • POINDEXTRA
    Bess, I make a yummy curried buternut squash and aople soup. One version has light coconut milk, and the other doesn't. Both recipes are in Sparky, but I can't remember if I shared them. Search for "curried butternut" and let me know if you find them.
    66 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Great soup ideas here for sure!!

    I sometimes use canned pumpkin puree as a soup base . . . with some curry? And other chopped veggies? And you'd want some protein added in, whether beans or chicken or whatever?

    66 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    66 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    I agree with the comment about a Pinterest. Some great soup recipes there


    66 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Enjoy your quiet day.
    We got to the pool early-ish so home by 12:30!
    I am free for a few hours before heading out to get Miss Pearl off the bus and to dance class as mommy is busy with other kid duties.
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    66 days ago
  • JURASSICSUE
    I recently discovered this tomato soup recipe.
    https://www.budgetbytes.
    com/secret-ingredient-tomato-so
    up/
    Don't be put off by the number of ingredients. It's basically tinned tomatoes, tinned beans and various flavourings. I use it as a pasta sauce too. It's quite nutritious and very tasty.
    66 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    You may want to switch WW programs. Right now I am on purple, but a switch to green or blue gives me new choices.
    66 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    You are definitely doing a great job with your plan! Have a great day!
    66 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    Check out Pinterest!
    66 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    My go-to is always chicken soup. I make it easy sometimes by just starting out w/a rotisserie chicken and getting the meat off the bones, and boiling that up w/the skin. My base for the stock is chicken bone broth. Healthy and delicious. I add in garlic, onion powder, dill, celery seed, parsley or cilantro. Adds wonderful flavor to the stock.

    Once the bones and skin have given up all their lucious flavors, I ditch them. Add in fresh veggies (carrots, onions, fennel, leek, celery . . . whatever you like. Can even opt for frozen veggies), I won't tell.

    I make brown rice as a side. I don't eat many grains, either, so I always make it separate so DH can add it to his soup. Or sometimes he likes noodles. I HAVE used zoodles. Really good. Or shiratake noodles. Also good, but need a good rinsing before using.


    66 days ago
  • CHID1972
    Plan for success not failure! Try and find a way to eat within your points Wednesday! Then you feel accomplished and bad!
    66 days ago
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