Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 1 and a recipe!

Today is the official start. We used the weekend to get rid of everything we can't have - candy, chips, etc. I even bought some candy for us to enjoy "one last time" and my mom made a "last chocolate cake" . . . Now it's veggies, fruit, lean meats, and very few carbs. SOME carbs - b/c w/out carbs I would (literally) die, but not many.

Tonight, we're having "squash and zucchini soup". Easy recipe, really. And very satisfying!

Squash and Zucchini Soup
4 zucchini, chopped into bite size pieces
2 yellow squash, chopped into bite size pieces
1 large spanish onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 can italian style diced tomatoes, with juice
1 box low-sodium or chicken stock

In a soup pot saute the onion until just tender. Add garlic and squashes. Saute a few seconds. Add tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the veggies are tender.

*You can add any vegetable you like to this. Tonight, I'm adding bell pepper to it, for a change. You can also add carrots, celery, leeks, jicama . . . really the sky's the limit!

BTW, one serving is only 3.5 points!! You can eat the whole pot and only spend 10 points!!! That leaves room for other goodies . . . :-)

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