Healthy Meal: Finnish-Style Split Pea Soup

Today for lunch, I present Finnish-Style Pea Soup. I found this recipe through Constance at The DIY Diet, whom I’ve profiled before. Constance has tons of really low-cal recipes, and I love a good soup. I’ve actually never had pea soup before, but I had some pork to use up (which I figured could substitute for the ham), so I thought I’d give it a try. Recipe notes:I didn’t want to make a ton of this, so I cut it {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Waldorf Salad with Epic Dressing

Today’s lunch is really combining two favorites. I love butternut squash soup because it’s so healthy, but thought I would try a different recipe to mix it up. My old recipe for butternut squash soup has an apple thrown in, so I thought maybe I’d combine it with a favorite Waldorf salad of mine that has apples in it… Um, so I totally just went to go find the link to the last time I posted butternut squash soup, and {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Zuppa Ossa Buco

Today’s lunchtime soup is brought to you by the fact that I had ground turkey going bad in my fridge, and this soup called for various ground meats, for which I figured I could substitute turkey. The recipe was supposed to make 4 bowls, and I cut it in half, therefore expecting to get 2 bowls. Instead, I got 3 large bowls of soup. Unfortunate, because last night I alreayd had dinner when I made this, so I was already {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Waterzooi de Poulet

Well, I’m not in the best of moods today. I made this for dinner last night (went out after without posting), but I was going to have it again for lunch today, so I figured I’d post then. I packed it all up in my favorite soup mug, cut a nice chunk of baguette to go with it, and even chopped up some carrots to have as a mid-afternoon snack. Unfortunately, I stopped at the pharmacy on my way into {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Minestrone alla Genovese and Panini con Rucola e Prosciutto

Tonight’s dinner I was kind of concerned about. It’s a two-part dinner, and I checked out the calories before I made it. The soup alone was 690, and I was sure that the grilled ham and cheese would add a ton! However, I was really hungry, and decided to make both anyway. I tried to take the pictures with no flash, but I think they came out worse than with the flash. Our living room just isn’t bright enough for {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Butternut Squash Soup and Waldorf Salad

Slow to post tonight because I was busy watching The Biggest Loser season finale. It was great to see how much weight everyone had lost! However, I have to say, at the beginning of the season I always found it super-inspiring. Tuesdays were my hard workout days because I would just jump on the elliptical and go for the whole show, sometimes even hitting the treadmill after! Lately, though, not so much. Tonight I did 35 mins — which is {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Black Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes, and today I made it in record time! Fourteen minutes to chop the veggies and put everything in the pot, then I did the 20 minute arms segment of “Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly, Boy Shorts Bottom” while it cooked. Easy, easy, easy! I was a little concerned when I came back, because it was much redder than usual, but I realized I usually do two cans of black beans instead of one {Read More}