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Holiday Weight Maintenance Plan and Low Glycemic Soup Recipe

Weekly recipe and holiday weight maintenance plan.

With the winter months being chilly, having a nice warm meal to enjoy at the end of your day can be delightful. Many recipes are high in sodium, making them quite unhealthy for you.  We definitely took this into consideration while developing this next recipe.

The Cabbage Tomato Beef Soup is very healthy, meeting all the requirements of your Lean and Green meal guidelines.  This meal is not only going to be extremely delicious, but the aroma in your home while it is cooking will make you very impatient to consume it.  Warm up your winter months with this delicious recipe. This is one soup you’ll want to prepare over and over again.  (Make a large pot and freeze some for another meal.)

Cabbage Tomato Beef Soup

Ingredients: 

12 ounces beef broth (1 can)
1 pound lean ground beef, 96% lean
4 cups cabbage, chopped
2 white onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped, optional
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 cups water
2 cups tomatoes, (28-32 ounces) chopped, with juice
2 dashes hot sauce, optional

Directions:

  1. In large pan, brown beef, remove to plate and cover.
  2. Add chopped onion, celery and pepper, saute on medium heat for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
  3. Add garlic and any dried spices, stir for 30 to 60 seconds.
  4. Pour in broth and gently loosen flan from bottom of pan.
  5. Add tomatoes, browned beef and cabbage.
  6. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat; turn down to low.
  7. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
  8. Season to taste with salt, pepper and/or hot sauce.

Makes 8 servings

  3 Balanced Meals & 3 Low-Glycemic Snacks

 

Special note: Remember to continue to cut the portions you eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  In addition to 3 smaller meals each day, add one of your portion controlled meal/snack replacements (PCMR) between each meal.  Doing this will balance your blood sugar on a daily basis!  

 

Breakfast  

Low-Glycemic Breakfast within 30 minutes of rising with 8 oz water  

Snack

PCMR with 8 oz water (or more)

Lunch

Low-Glycemic Lunch with 8 oz water  

Snack

PCMR with 8 oz water (or more) 

Dinner

Low-Glycemic Dinner with 8 oz water  

(healthy recipe included above) 

Snack

PCMR with 8 oz water (or more) 

HELPFUL LINKS ON DR. ANDERSEN'S WEBSITE: Dining Out Guide

Seafood Choices ~ Meat and Poultry Choices ~ Meatless Options

Green Vegetables and Salad ~ Fat and Oil Choices ~ Healthy Snacks and Condiments

EXCERPT FROM DR. A'S HABITS OF HEALTH, BY DR. WAYNE S. ANDERSEN: (Chapter 3, page 24)

Being Honest with Yourself

Honesty is crucial to achieving our goals—but what exactly do we mean by honesty?

One aspect of honesty is being clear about our goals—we shouldn’t lie to ourselves about what we want. Another is separating what we want from what we think is possible—we need to describe our current reality honestly and objectively.

Most of us aren’t trained to be as honest with ourselves as we need to be. But being honest with yourself is an important Habit of Health. And like any new habit, it takes practice. The more you do it, the more it becomes part of who you are. This is one area where a health coach can come in handy, both to help you understand your current reality and to help you develop new habits.

Referrals are the best compliment I can ever receive from you. Thank you in advance!

Grant Hughes
Certified Health Coach
678-468-2523

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