Friday, January 28, 2011

Diet Day #12

It has been rather easy to maintain while waiting for the new bottle of HCG drop to arrive from Las Vegas !  I was surprised that the scale still said 194.4 this morning!  

I decided to make a huge pot of  :Diet Soup (mostly veggies and is only 45 cals per serving) to have on hand and eat while I was waiting for the new drops.  It is pretty filling and tastes delicious. 

Were is that Mailman????


  1. Can you share the recipe for the 45 cal/serving soup? Sounds good! WTG on maintaining...that is the hard part =)

  2. Prep: 20 minutes
    Cook: 50 minutes
    Makes: 28 cups
    1 lb. carrots, sliced
    3 med. onions (1 1/2 lbs.), chopped (4 c.)
    4 lg. stalks celery, sliced
    2 lg. cloves garlic, crushed with press
    2 cans (28 oz. each) whole tomatoes in juice
    1/2 sm. head green cabbage (1 lb.) thinly sliced (6 c.)
    3/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and each cut into thirds
    1 can (48 to 49 oz.) chicken broth
    6 c. water
    Salt and pepper
    3 med. zucchini (1 1/4 lbs.), sliced into half-moons
    2 bags (6 oz. each) baby spinach leaves
    1. Coat 12-quart stockpot (or 2 large saucepans) with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, add carrots, onions, celery, and garlic; cook 8 minutes or until vegetables soften, stirring occasionally.
    2. Add tomatoes with their liquid, breaking up tomatoes with side of spoon. Add cabbage, green beans, broth, water, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper; heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.
    3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to high; stir in zucchini and spinach and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
    Each cup: About 45 calories, 2 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated), 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium.