A couple of nights ago, it was chilly and totally felt like the perfect weather for soup. I asked Brian if he was in the mood for soup if I made a big batch and he distinctly told me that he like “thick and creamy soups” and that is what he was in the mood for.
That was it! That was all the direction that I needed. I headed to the store to pick up a couple of ingredients and whipped this soup up. Honestly, this soup could probably be made in the crockpot and fill the house with beautiful and warm aromas. Instead of doing that, I cooked it on the stove and in just about 30 minutes, Brian and I had a delicious, thick, and creamy soup that provided us with leftovers for later in the week.
It was a winner for both of us and, in Brian’s words, a definite “repeat recipe.”
Thick and Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Yields: 4 servings
Nutrition: Calories–107.5 Fat–.2g Carbs–21.8g Protein–3.3g
In a large pot, bring the sweet potatoes, onion, broth, cinnamon, salt, and pepper to a boil. Once this combination is boiling, turn down the burner to low. Cover the pot and allow to simmer for around 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft and cooked thoroughly. After the potatoes are cooked, place half of the soup into a food processor and add in 1/4 cup skim milk and any salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until smooth. Combine the pureed soup with the original soup. The result will be a thick and creamy soup.
Let’s talk about Bootcamp again.
I am completely loving the Best Body Bootcamp program. One of the aspects that I love most about the program is the mini goals that we are challenged to set for ourselves each week.
The mini goals that I set this week were to track everything that I eat for the entire week, and drink five 24oz bottles of water a day. Yesterday was a successful day one of the Best Body Bootcamp challenge, and I am looking forward to completing my goals throughout the rest of the week.
I really like that we are encouraged to set goals for ourselves that are measurable and something that we can do rather than try to “lose weight” or “be healthier.” For me, it is important to be able to say that I actually drank five bottles of water. I feel like I actually accomplished something, whereas saying that I was “healthier” this week is just too vague for me. We are also encouraged to accomplish goals that will lead us to a healthier and happier life, rather than accomplish goals that will make us more toned or go down a size in jeans. The latter are merely side effects of a positive attitude and healthy habits.
What are some of your health-related goals? Have you accomplished them?
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