It's January 3rd, and I'm starting to feel guilty about all those yummy holiday foods I ate...and ate.
So, to get back on track with something "souper" healthy, I decided to make an old favorite recipe called Peel-A-Pound Soup. Do any of y'all remember it?
This recipe has been around for decades, so those of you under the age of 30 probably won't remember it...but if you're under 30 you probably aren't reading my blog anyway. :)
The story about it is that there are so few calories in it you can eat all you want, and still lose weight.
It's healthy, full of fiber, low fat...probably no fat, since none is added...and delicious. There are lots of recipes for it, but here's how I made it.
The amounts depend on how much you're making.
1 small head of cabbage
1 or 2 onions
3 or 4 stalks of celery, including the leaves, if they look nice.
1 bell pepper...this time, I used sweet red, orange and yellow peppers I had left over from another recipe. I really like the color they add.
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes with the juice...size of the can depends on the amount of soup you're making. It doesn't matter whether they're diced or whole.
2 cartons of organic chicken broth...or one of broth and enough liquid to cover the veggies...the original recipe calls for tomato juice, but I rarely use it since I don't often have it.
If you don't add tomato juice, just use all broth or add water.
Also, the original recipe calls for bouillon cubes and water, but I prefer the broth...chicken, beef or veggie, whatever I have.
That's it. Just put all the veggies in a big pot, add the broth, or water and/or juice, and season to taste with salt, pepper or seasoned salt. Cook till veggies are tender, and enjoy.
I garnished it with a celery leaf, but you could use fresh parsley, if you have some.
This is Hubby's place. He's also getting corn bread and butter, since he's not watching his "figure".
Mr. Snowman is here to keep us company for lunch.
He's such a sweetie. In my next post, he's bringing dessert.
I've "saved" so many calories with this soup that maybe I could have just a little bite of dessert?
See y'all next time. Hope you enjoy the soup.
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