If I had to live on one meal for the rest of my life this would be it:
A Thick, Root Vegetable Soup
And Dark Chocolate Ganache
And red wine to top it all off – too bad I didn’t have any tonight!
I kept waiting to get hungry all afternoon to have a snack, but hunger never came! I guess it was the protein-heavy lunch. It must have been the perfect combo of food groups for my stomach today. Lasted me about 5 hours, which is unusual!
We ended up making my very favorite with our ‘leftovers‘. You guys know by now how much I LOVE thick soups. We baked the sweet potato for about an hour at 350*. 10 minutes before it was done we sauteed some chopped carrot, celery, and leftover bell pepper in a skillet and added 1 cup of leftover navy beans (you could use canned here) and a Pacific Creamy Roasted Carrot mini box of soup (the 2 cup kind). Then we chopped the potato into thick chunks. No need for an immersion blender tonight – it was the perfect thick consistency with huge chunks of soft vegetables. Seasonings: cumin, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, black whole peppercorns, and a touch of chili powder. Of course I added extra cinnamon to my bowl! Mmmmm!
This mixture made about 3 servings of ~330 kcal each. And what a HUGE bowl that is!
From above with a serving of TLC 7 Grains and some hot candy cane lane tea –
Dinner was 475 kcal, 16 grams of fiber, and 13 grams protein.
And here’s a different angle of my tiny pie piece of leftover ganache. So sad it’s all gone 🙁 Yes, that’s a tiny appetizer fork to go with the tiny piece!
I’ve got a fun day NOT planned tomorrow and I’m so excited! The only thing I know I’m doing is going for a nice run in the AM – it’s going to be sunny and 60* and I’ve been looking forward to a run all week 🙂