With the weather getting colder I like to make soups and stews that make good leftovers! For this one: 1 carton organic chicken broth (about 3 cups), 2 carrots cut into slices, 3 stalks of celery, 2 zucchini sliced, 1 parsnip cut into cubes, 2 chicken breasts cooked and diced. You can either put ingredients into a crockpot and cook slowly or simmer on the stove for about 2 hours over low heat. You will need to add fat to this to balance it, but I figure it at about 3 blocks for 2 cups.
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Thanks for the soup tip. I will make this tomorrow. This fits in with the Robb Wolf shopping list and is something the kids will eat too!
It is the end of day one. I like your suggestion about making stuff that will turn into second and third meals. My plan for the near term is to do a big shop tomorrow for the weeks vittles and do all the chopping, dicing, weighing and measuring so I have it at the ready. I'm learning that advanced preparation is the key.
What I find really interesting are the hormonal surges I feel as I really clean up my eating. I know this is a short term thing while my body tries to find balance, but it is really interesting to me how when I mindlessly eat and let stress control me how my choices are not in the best interest of my body.
I hope to have some recipes to share with you soon. I'm planning on experimenting.
Dave, you said it: preparation is KEY. When you don't have to think about what you're going to eat at the time of eating, it is much easier not to stray. It's when you're hungry and you don't have something good ready that you wander into dangerous territory.
Also Dave, where is Robb Wolf's shopping list? I can't find it. Thanks, Jon
Hey Jonny, the shopping list is here: http://robbwolf.com/?p=71
Let me warn you, no beer! Oh well, it is only a month.
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