Monday, March 29, 2010

Turkey veg soup

Here's my turkey veg soup with a tiny bit of Parmesan and 10 corn chips {just 10 for a little crunch} and half a garlic pita , nice healthy, hearty low cal dinner . I have never used turkey before besides roasted turkey for the holiday's and it is good , I saw Kirstie Alley using it in a recipe on Rachel Ray the other day so I thought I would give it a try too , yummy glad I did.

We had my in-laws over for dinner yesterday and its the funniest thing , it seems the whole family is on a diet right now , some more strict than others , my MIL is on the Dr. Bernstein's diet which is very restrictive and highly monitored by the doctors , it was so against my nature to not make treats while they were here , but since we all seem to be on the journey of weight loss it was easy to stick to our diets { meaning healthy low fat foods and healthy portions} we had chicken picatta and steamed broccoli and brussel sprouts and cucumber slices for appetizers , I don't think we have ever all been co-ordinated on health kicks at the same time before boy was it easy to keep on track and not sabotage our progresses.
I suppose this is how it should be , eating healthy for the long term or course but it sure seems the treats go hand in hand with company don't they ....

2 cups of onions chopped and softened in 2 tbsp canola oil
3 cloves of garlic slices and sauteed with onions
1 lb of ground turkey browned
4 carrots sliced
3 cups of bok choy chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 pkg of taco seasoning
salt, pepper and cumin to taste and parsley
1.5 tetra packs of veg stock
bring to boil and then simmer for 4 hours
add two cups of egg noodles in the last hour
Happy Monday

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