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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Katie's new favorite: 0 point Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup recipe

It's been a crazy day here - woke up at 3 am with David, who was burning up with a 102.9 fever.  He is achy, sneezy and congested too.   He was supposed to go to a play this morning with his Grandmama and three cousins, but instead, we were trying to rest and keep him hydrated. 

So, the point of today's blog - my Katie-bug has joined Weight Watchers to tone up for Spring Break and Summer.  (I should be going, have PLENTY to lose, but I'm more a low-carb girl myself when it comes to diets and that's another story for another day - gotta get my motivation back!!)  Today Katie has been a big help around the house; she did the dusting, sweeping, general cleaning, plus cooking for herself for the next few days!  She had a recipe from her first WW meeting that she wanted to make today to have on hand for snacks, dinner, etc.  It's a Garden Vegetable Soup and being that she is like her mama, she tweaked it a bit.  I'm including her recipe here, but if you want the full WW recipe, leave me a comment and I can post it if there is interest!

Katie's version of Weight Watchers 0 point Garden Veggie Soup

1/2 c sliced carrots
2 minced garlic cloves
3 c fat-free chicken broth
1 c chopped spinach
3/4 c sliced mushrooms
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 c sliced zucchini

** In her second batch, which is pictured, she added three sliced small baby honey gold potatoes to the soup which did add a few points, but if you make it per the recipe above, there will be 0 points***

Spray large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray, and heat.  Saute the carrots and garlic over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add broth, spinach, mushrooms and seasonings, bring to a boil.   Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 15 minutes.  Stir in the zucchini, cook about 4-5 minutes more.  Serve hot!!

Katie LOVES this soup.  It smelled amazing while it was cooking, too.  She is excited about having it after school, or before dinner to fill up with all those veggies and it won't count against her daily points!!

Well, back to being my little guy's nurse.   Hope your Saturday involved getting outside if it was nice where you were.  It was almost 70 here, wish we could have spent some time outside!!

1 comment:

  1. Go Katie, go! Sounds like you are following in your mom's footsteps becoming a good cook. That soup sounds really good, I might have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!


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