So I am doing the whole 30 diet. I am on day 29, which means that somehow I have managed to survive it! It’s hard to believe, really…since I think I love sugar more than anyone in the world. I am not writing about what I learned from doing the whole 30 diet today, but I will write about it when I have finished it completely. And also after I use my groupon to Orange Leaf!!
Anyways. I really do love just about any kind of food, and I thought it would be almost impossible to be to do this for 30 days. But now I’m all come on, whole 30! Who’s your daddy?! Doing a diet that restricts you from eating any grains, dairy, or sugar forces you to get creative with flavor and actually just work a little harder (and longer) at making meals.
I don’t love most soups, but I do enjoy anything that starts with cream of (which I can’t eat right now!) and I love thick, hearty soups. I decided to just throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and see what I came up with.
I started by going out to my garden….just kidding. I ran to Market Basket. I got hamburger, sweet potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, avocado and onions. Every single meal I am eating these days pretty much starts out with extra virgin olive oil in the bottom of the pot. So I started there, then I threw in garlic, onions and some leftover peppers I had in the fridge. Let it cook until the house smelled delicious (or disgusting, depending on which family member you asked!) then threw in the hamburg. I think I threw in a whole pound, (I don’t care much for measuring my ingredients) and cooked it through. I added a few cups of chicken broth, a can of diced tomatoes, threw in all the veggies I had cut up and let it simmer for about an hour, until the veggies were soft. I would normally love some beans in there too, but again..not allowed right now!
I love when I can throw everything in the same pot. Makes life so much easier.
I added an avocado to the top, because avocado makes everything better, and enjoyed it for a few meals!
By the way, is it the 31st yet? Just wondering. Girl needs ice cream.