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Spicy Hamburger Soup

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I really struggle with food. I truly love it - good or bad food. I love it all. This week I decided to make spicy hamburger potato soup. It was very fulfilling but I don't think it's a healthy item at all. I came to that conclusion at work today when I heated it up and all the fat was coming to the top. Than, I promptly I got a tummy ache (probably from all the fat). I think this is one recipe I will limit myself on. Soups are always so hard for me. They either aren't filling or are too many calories.

I think it's also high in sodium or I hope so as my weight jumped up to 207. emoticon It seems when I track my calories it goes up. If I don't it maintains or sometimes dips down. This is why I want a Garmin GPS watch for Christmas because I don't think I am burning as many calories as the trackers say I am burning. I think my body has become efficient from exercising for the last five years.

Tonight is the second class of Fit Camp and debating on whether to go or not. If I go, do I run before hand. I am feeling tired, tummy full and upset. I know I need to push myself to go or nothing will change. Hmmm....

Right now, my calories are in range so that's good. Yesterday I went over 200 calories. Sooner or later, I will get there. Just taking practice again. emoticon
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    Try making it with ground turkey instead. That would be a lot less calories and fat. emoticon
    2127 days ago
    Great observation! I love soup, too. Today I made a big pot of Split pea soup (light on the lean ham, but full on flavor). Last week I made a big pot of chicken veggie soup using all the great veggies I have in the house (onions, celery, carrot, colorful mini sweet peppers, green and red cabbages -- who needs noodles!) While John and I already enjoyed two meals from the rotisserie chicken, the boiled and broken bones made the best broth supplementing with only 10 oz of white meat. Half the soup (5 cups) went to a sick friend who really "felt the love." You don't need to lose savory flavors for the lighter versions. I find a little extra pepper powder or chilies does wonders too. Soups are great food!
    2127 days ago
    How much sodium does your soup have? Canned soups have TONS of salt. Maybe there's a way to tweak the recipe . . . for example, w/o even seeing the recipe, could you substitute ground turkey for the hamburger? That would cut a good deal of fat. Don't know what else the recipe calls for, but those are just ideas right off the top.

    Yes, it takes a lot of practice for sure!

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