I think part of the reason I’m not losing weight is that I’m being lazy with my cooking. I’m eating way too many carbs because they are fast and easy.
I’ve written before about my love affair with soup. Soup is going to be my answer. It can be made up in advance and is veggie heavy instead of starchy. I picked up a new book today, 365 Vegetarian Soups by Gregg R. Gillespie. I can’t wait to cook my way through this book. Just reading it is making me gasp in delight. Mexican carrot soup, tomato vegetable soup, cuban black bean soup, and countless variations on the cheese soup theme for example.
Not everything sounds yummy which may be due to my broccoli aversion in part but I also am not game to try the Cream of Lima Bean. The author is not a vegetarian-only writer so there are a few problems. Tuna flakes are recommended in one stock. Fish are not vegetables. A few non-veggie prepared sauces are used but can be worked around. It isn’t the most vegan friendly book either. There is a bit of discussion about combining foods for “complete protein” which isn’t the accepted nutritional wisdom anymore. But other than that the recipes look great!
This isn’t a book where soup = diet food necessarily. Lots of recipes with cheese and cream in here. But there are enough pure veggie soups to keep me busy for quite a while. The only problem is going to be deciding what to make first.