Hybrid Soup

September 22, 2008

Knocked off a big Micro to-do this morning which set me up for a relaxing lunch :) SO nice eating at home and not having Chem Lab. I better not get used to it, though, because I have many weeks left before the semester ends. Breakfast didn’t hold me over as long as I’d hoped – my stomach rumbled around 11:10, but I had a seltzer water and ended up going to 1pm while I finished up my work before I was ready for lunch. Guess my stomach thought those bubbles were food!

For lunch I knew I needed to eat the leftover chicken soup. My plan was to have the cup of soup with a romaine salad, but when I got out the veggies to put in the salad I decided just to cook them and have a bowl of veggies with the soup poured on top. It worked out quite nicely!

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To the soup I added: a carrot, a small yellow squash, a few more purple beans, and 1/3 of a green pepper, all sauteed in a skillet until lightly charred.

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On the side I had a piece of toast with raspberry jam (the end piece, which was extra thick!)

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And a small orange

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‘Twas a great lunch!

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For dessert, I had about 10 tiny meringue bites. No photo because it was spontaneous!!

National Thank You Day

Today is National Thank You Day!  Sponsored by merci Finest Assortment of European Chocolates in collaboration with The Emily Post Institute (I met both at BlogHer), National Thank You Day was created to encourage people to remember and recognize the everyday acts of kindness shown to them.

I’d like to take this moment to thank all of my readers for their ongoing loyalty, support and enthusiasm!

Off for more Nutrition in the Lifespan studying – on the cozy couch!

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1 Charlie Hills September 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I hope tomorrow is National You’re Welcome Day.

:)

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2 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) September 22, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Lunch looks good!

Love National Thank You Day!

Thank you, Kath, for all the hard work you put into this blog, and for all the great recipes!

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3 VeggieGirl September 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Vegetable-filled lunches + National Thank You Day = awesomeness :-)

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4 caitlin (seebriderun) September 22, 2008 at 2:32 pm

your welcome!

thank you for writing!

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5 Biz September 22, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Thanks for all your unique ideas – including todays lunch!

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6 Ashley September 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for remembering to share the holiday with your readers! merci! :)

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7 Megan September 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm

What a delicious and colorful lunch!

Thank you right back!

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8 madison (follow my weigh) September 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm

you’re weclome and thank YOU =)

i don’t remember what meringues taste like…is it something you’d recommend kath? as in, its very yummy?

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9 magpie September 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm

You’re welcome! You veggie+soup mix looks great, as usual. My favorite piece of bread is the always the end :)

Have fun studying!

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10 Jenny September 22, 2008 at 4:02 pm

You’re welcome, Kath!

And I would like to thank you for being so inspiring. I appreciate you putting so much of your life out there for us to read. It’s partly because of your healthy living blog that I realized that recovery was possible, and that I could enjoy healthy meals and exercise again! :)

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11 Camille September 22, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Hi Kath,
Love your blog and I have been reading it for a while now! I was wondering wh

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12 Camille September 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Continuation of the comment above: (i accidentally clicked submit and wasn’t done!)

I was wondering what your bmr was and how many calories you eat per day to maintain your weight. I know you don’t really count calories anymore, but you seem to exercise a LOT and eat so healthfully still. I’m around the same weight as you (118) and feel comfortable and want to maintain…however, I only do very light exercises…the equivalent of a 20 minute walk daily…is that enough? So I was just wondering what your bmr/calorie intake was so that I could sort of get a better idea of how much I should be taking in to maintain and not gain or lose a significant amount. I have not been counting calories for the past 6 months since I’ve been trying to gain some needed weight from taking a diet too far.

Thanks! and have a relaxing afternoon/night off from Chem. =)

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13 CarrieM September 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm

I very rarely comment, but I’ve got to say thanks!

I really appreciate all of your hard work. Love the recipes, love the positive attitude, love the inspiration you give so many readers! THANKS!

:)

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14 Lindsey September 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Many thanks to YOU for sharing your story with us, and letting us share in your day to day life. It definitely keeps me entertained and inspired!

Also thanks to you, I’ve adopted many of your healthy lifestyle ideas, and am now only 7 lbs away from my goal and am in the best shape/health I’ve been in, well, in forever!

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15 Danielle September 22, 2008 at 5:15 pm

…and I’d like to thank Kath for being the poster child of healthy living blogs :)

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16 Kinder September 22, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Thank you for the daily inspiration!
Your lunch looks good (=

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17 Lindsay September 22, 2008 at 6:32 pm

thank you kath! and thank helpful commentors!

Madison: I LOVE megingues!!! like i once at a whole tub of them…umm at once. SOOO good, but not all at once

Camille: i know u asked kath this but BMR is basal metabolic rate. It’s how many calories your body would perform doing basic funcions, like breathing, heart beating. It does not factor in any type of activity. There are caculators you can use to caculate that. For example…my BMR is 1000 calories (i’m tiny) if i eat less then that i am starving my body, not helping myself at all Hope this helps!

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18 Kath September 22, 2008 at 6:45 pm

madison (follow my weigh),
Think of lemon meringue pie – the crunchy topping. TJ’s has great vanilla ones.

Camille ,
Everyone is different, so it’s really impossible to know if a 20 minute walk is “enough” for you. Really only trial and gain/loss is the only way to truly know your BMR and have a good guess of your metabolism – even the fancy metabolic tests have a margin of error. That said, I really like http://www.Caloriesperhour.com for a BMR estimate. I think it’s one of the most realistic. Mine is somewhere between 1150 (Bod Pod test) and 1350 (most online calculators guess). I generally eat about 1700-1900 kcal per day and burn 350-600 in exercise, depending on the day. If you read the FAQ page, my goal is to lose some on normal days and gain some on splurge special events in order to maintain my weight.

Kath

Kath

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19 Katelyn September 22, 2008 at 7:37 pm

I just came across your blog on blogher. I’m really very impressed; your food and lifestyle look great. My husband and I also try to live a healthy life, but sometimes it feels like there is a threshold that we just can not reach. Seeing someone else’s story is so inspiring! Thank you!

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20 Kath September 22, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Katelyn ,
Welcome :)

Kath

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21 mom September 22, 2008 at 7:51 pm

And as the person who most likely first taught you to say “Thank you,” thanks for being such a fun and fine daughter and for the blog!

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22 yadi September 22, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Kath,
Do you always use fresh veggies? What’s your take on frozen? I’ve seen your boxes from your co-op…, not sure if you’ve ever mentioned frozen vegetables. I use peas, corn and sometimes broccoli florets if I’m out of stuff. I sometimes buy frozen blueberries.

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23 Kath September 22, 2008 at 8:10 pm

yadi,
While frozen veggies are pretty much the same nutritionally, I think they lack a lot in the flavor and texture dept., so we mostly save them for pinches and soups. I used frozen corn and lima beans in my soup the other day and in the chili last night. I have a keen sense for freezer burn, so I just don’t like frozen things that much in general – ‘cept for ice cream!!

Kath

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24 Justy2003 September 22, 2008 at 8:19 pm

You’re welcome…and I will continue to keep reading! :)

And thank YOU for this great blog and all the meal/food ideas you’ve provided! Tonight I finally tried the goat cheese/pistachio chicken…delish!

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25 Penney September 22, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Thank you for all your work in providing this blog. BTW thanks for the Calorie King online tip – I’ve joined and been using it for 2 days – it is a real eye opener about how quickly calories can add up!

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26 Penney September 22, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Thank you for all your work in providing this blog. BTW thanks for the Calorie King online tip – I’ve joined and been using it for 2 days – it is a real eye opener about how quickly calories can add up!

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