After about six weeks on my journey with metabolic balance®, I emailed my coach and asked about soup. It’s winter in Minnesota and one of my favorite dishes is a good homemade soup which takes the chill off a cold day.
I was thrilled when she responded, “You could make any soup you’d like. Just use an organic vegetable broth – add your portion of veggies and protein for the meal. And any seasonings that you enjoy.”
Luckily my refrigerator is full of tasty fresh veggies and spices and my freezer has pre-measured chicken and venison portions so I had everything I needed to make soup and I immediately made a tasty chicken with veggies soup – cooking a double batch to have another portion ready to go.
Here’s my recipe, although the great thing about this – I certainly didn’t follow a recipe, I just used what I had – you can use any fresh vegetables that you have around and you’ll end up with a taste you like – assuming that you only buy food that you like. 😉
I put organic stock in a pot on the stove; sautéd chopped onions, green, red and yellow bell peppers, celery, carrot and tossed in a sprig of fresh thyme and one of oregano. While sautéing the veggies in a good olive oil, I added my two new favorite spices Turmeric and Cumin along with freshly ground pepper, a bit of sea salt, garlic salt (should have used a fresh garlic, but I was in a time crunch) and a Bourbon Street Seasoning I bought on a trip to Oklahoma City which has a bit of a kick to it (chili pepper).
After about 3-4 minutes, I added that to the stock that was heating up and then sautéd fresh cubed chicken until the juices were sealed and added that to the soup; turned it down low and let it simmer for about an hour.
Before cooking, I had weighted the veggies and chicken so I knew I had the right amount for two bowls of soup when complete.
Perhaps I should have known, but I didn’t, that I could have soup. I’m so glad I asked! Now I have yet another healthy meal option.
Oh, and I had a couple of slices of my fresh homemade sourdough rye bread which, I confess, I dunked in the soup. I’ll share about my somewhat amusing and frustrating experience making my first batch of sourdough rye bread in an upcoming blog.
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Results: One of the sillier goals I wrote on my list of 40 Top Reasons for Losing Weight before I started this journey was to be able to get in and out of my new custom made shower without my stomach &/or my bum touching either side of the door which is an opening of 16 inches [40.6 cm]. I have now achieved that. And laughed out loud when it occurred! Yeah!
metabolic balancer Tip: There are a lot of things to remember when you first start this program. I’m so glad I asked my coach about soup. As my sister, Sharon, is fond of saying, if you don’t A-S-K, you don’t G-E-T!