Today I’m going to keep it short and sweet and give you my recipe for Hamburger Soup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
6-8 cups beef broth ( depending if you like a chunkier soup or more liquid)
1- 28oz can diced tomatoes(don’t drain)
1-19 oz can black beans rinced and well drained
3 tbsp tomato pasta
2 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups mixed frozen veggies ( I like the carrot, pea, corn mixture instead of the ones with brocoli and cauliflower)
In a medium to large soup pot add oil and heat on medium. Add in the ground beef, celery and onions, cook till ground beef is browned. Then add the remaining ingredients. Bring to boil then turn heat down and simmer 15-20 minutes.
This recipe makes quite a bit of soup so you can either half the recipe or have some containers to freeze leftovers for a busy day.
With the cold weather approaching I wanted a warm comfort meal. What better way to get that comfort then with baked beans and fresh baked bread.
- What you need:
- 2 cups dried navy beans (8 oz), sorted and rinsed
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup real maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
How to make it:
Soak beans overnight. In the morning drain and rinse. Put all all the ingredients in the crockpot and let cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with some fresh bread.
You could also make this as a side dish instead of the main dish as well. I just really love beans 🙂
I made this delicious salad the other day for the family and I just had to share the recipe so you could enjoy it as well.
Chicken Fajita salad
3 tbsp lime juice
2tbsp finely chopped fresh Cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
1lb of chicken
1 medium onion chopped
2 small bell peppers (1 red and 1 yellow) thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
6 cups mixed green
1 cup cooked blacked beans
In a bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil and cilantro. Set aside.
Cook chicken and slice set aside. In the pan that you cooked the chicken saute the onion and bell peppers for about 3 minutes. Then add cumin and garlic and keep cooking for 1 minute.
In a bowl mix beans and mixed greens and lime cilantro vinegrette.
Top with chicken and peppers. Enjoy!
This week has been a little crazy. I had day surgery on Tuesday and it threw off my whole schedule. I can’t workout for three weeks, I have to have a high fiber diet and I was in pain. Thank fully the pain has died down and I am starting to feel normal again. Since I was sore I really did want fast meals this week that didn’t require me standing in the kitchen for hours or even longer then 15 minutes really.
I was a little taken by surprise by the high fiber diet as I wasn’t warned prior to my appointment that I would have to eat a high fiber foods. Thankfully my husband took down a list of foods that I like and set out to the store while the kids slept. So you wanna know what I ate ? Well here’s what I ate and if there is a recipe I will attach the link.
Tuesday for lunch and supper I had a baked sweet potato. Once it was baked I topped it with canned refried beans and a little cheese. Put it back in the oven till it was all warmed.
Wednesday I didn’t want to look at a sweet potato at all. I had had my fill the day before. So for breakfast I had a big bowl of raisin bran. For lunch I wanted something that I could have leftovers and turn them into a few different things so I made these rice and beans.
I made rice and beans cause I could eat them as they are. Or I could put them in a tortilla with avocado and tomato. Or I could make a breakfast burrito by adding salsa, avocado, crumbled bacon and some shredded cheese to a tortilla. I even served it as a side to this beef stroganoff instead of having plain rice. As you can tell I made use of cooking a nice size batch of the beans and rice as to not have to cook a lot lol.
Another recipe I made this weekend was these delicious raisin bran muffins. These little gems are great for breakfast and you can reheat them beautifully in the oven. If you have a chance watch the video and he will give you the instructions to reheat them and store them. The recipe only makes 6 muffins. Honestly their so delicious I don’t know why you would only make 6 but you can easily double the recipe.
Tonight I’m making a simple roast chicken with roasted sweet potatoes. We also had take out one night.
Healthy and high fiber eating can be boring but I have to say I really enjoyed everything I ate this week. Oh I almost forgot my favourite snack of the week. I had Wasa Rye crackers topped with avocado. It was the best snack for when I was hungry and didin’t want to waste any time in the kitchen.
Now that we have talked about all the yummy food I’ve been eating lets talk about how I’m going to stay motivated to lose weight. I can’t workout till I get the ok from the Dr so I have to concentrate on my food. But I have been wanting to make a lbs lost and a lbs to lose jar for quite some time. Well I finally went to the dollar store got some pretty jars and marbles and started my jars. I think having a visual of what I lost vs what I have to lose will motivate me a lot. Hopefully you made it this far into my blog lol. But I’ve written enough for now and I’m off to have supper. Have a great night everyone!
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