On the weeks I have a good weigh-in there are certain things I can guarantee happened in the previous week: I tracked (at least 80% of what I ate), I made soup, and I ate out very rarely. Other things that help me be successful are having a little fun – going to a movie or window shopping, something that helps me to reduce stress. I will also have been active during the week. Now this doesn’t mean I went to the gym every day – just easy things like taking the stairs, getting off the bus/train one stop early to get in a couple extra blocks of walking, or walking to the grocery store for quick trips. I enjoy making soup almost as much as I enjoy making bread. I think it’s the ease and the smell that comes with it. I’m trying out a new recipe today which many WW members swear by. Luckily I got a snow morning so I can have a nice big bowl before I head to school.
Garden Vegetable Soup
Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray, heat. Saute 1/2c sliced carrots, 1/4c diced onions, and 2 minced garlic cloves over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add 3c fat-free broth, 1c diced green cabbage, 1c chopped spinach, 1T tomato paste, 1/2t dried basil, 1/4t dried oregano and 1/4t salt– bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer covered for 15 minutes. Stir in 1c diced zucchini and cook 3-4 more minutes. Serve hot. Serves 6. Points Plus: 0