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28 cent soup

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Well, I got a great deal on some veggies from the farmers market, so I decided to bring back an old go-to. I use to make this for when I was hungry but it wasn't time for dinner yet or didn't have many calories left for the day. It's got a ton of vegetables in it that some people don't like, so it's not for everyone, but lucky for me I love pretty much all vegetables so it's a good choice for me. Also it's incredibly cheap, filling, and low calorie. The only thing that's not natural is the chicken bouillon but for me it's an example of not making perfect the enemy of good. The chicken bouillon is cheap and tasty and I always have it on hand, so that's why I use it, but you can always use natural chicken broth too.

Here's what I used:
A big pot of chicken broth (made with the bouillon)
3 onions
5 stalks celery
1 big spoon of minced garlic
1.5 pounds of carrots
1 small head of cauliflower
1 half of a big head of cabbage
1 package of mushrooms
1 can diced tomatoes
Lots of random seasonings bay leaves, basil, etc

Simmered on the stove on low while I went for a run. Yum! I think I will put some in the freezer in individual containers to pull out for when I need them.

Stats Per Cup:
32 calories
0.3g fat
6.9g carbs
1.6g protein

Worked out to 28 cents per cup thanks to the great deals I got on veggies.
Also, I noticed it's very high in vitamins, especially vitamin C (one cup has 25% daily value).

I usually tend to eat 1-3 cups depending on how hungry I am. I like knowing that theoretically I could eat this entire pot and it would only "cost" me 700 calories.
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Don't mind my messy stove, I have been cooking and baking all day and tend to get a little messy. Have a nice evening everyone emoticon
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