meal prep

Soup Season

Anyone who knows me personally can tell you how much I love soup. While I could honestly eat soup any place, any time of the year, autumn is truly when it starts to feel like soup season.

As I am also trying to increase my food-making repertoire, I have decided to challenge myself to make a new soup a week until the end of (at least) December as part of my meal prep. Two weeks into this challenge and I have already been successful.

Last week’s soup: Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage by Gimme Some Oven0-1.jpg

This soup was incredibly easy to make and made lots of servings. Variations I made to the recipe:
– I used Italian turkey sausage instead of pork sausages
– I used 1.5 cups of milk and 3 large heaping tablespoons of sour cream to make it creamier rather than the 2 cups of milk

This week, I made Jalapeño Popper Chicken Soup by Closet Cooking.

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Although my picture of the soup isn’t the prettiest, it sure tasted great! Cheesy with a bit of a bite from the jalapeños and some delicious bacon as well! I did the chopping of ingredients in the morning and through it all together in a pot in the evening which resulted in less mess and a quick meal. The (only) downside to this soup is it only yields 4 servings so it isn’t quite enough for lunch for the week. I did not add corn to my soup as it states in the recipe.

I’d say these two are keeper recipes. I can’t wait to try something else next week!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Whole 30 Day 17

Short and sweet post today!

How I’m Feeling

I felt like I was on fire yesterday (in a good way). Today, I’m very irritable – I am unsure why. I have a lot of energy and am feeling very alert but I am very on edge. Could have more to do with anxiety than my diet but nevertheless, here we are.

I’m somehow not bored of what I’m eating and get excited looking up new recipes to try.

What I Ate

Breakfast: Fruit with eggs

Lunch: The last of the shepherd’s pie

Dinner: A Filipino dish my mom made which was thankfully compliant. It wasn’t very pretty to look at so I didn’t take a picture but it had onions, okra, tomatoes, garlic, and beef.

Snack: apples with cinnamon and cashews (I ate less than was on the plate)

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Whole 30 Day 16

How I’m Feeling
Do you smell that? Tiger blood. Here we are! We made it, friends.

What is Tiger Blood?
According to the new Whole 30 timeline, tiger blood typically occurs between days 16 and 27 and is described below from the official Whole 30 website.

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My motivation for working out is lacking, especially with it being so cold outside but today, I am determined to at least make it onto the yoga mat!

What I Ate

Today’s breakfast was a little sad – I made avocado egg things (vague terms, I know) where you scoop out the inside and then crack an egg in the middle and bake but my avocado was too small so it was just yolk inside. I took a picture and it looks pretty (obviously just for instagram purposes) but I mainly ate apples with cinnamon and a hard boiled egg on my drive to work.

For lunch, I had leftover gumbo but I wasn’t too hungry.

For dinner tonight, I will be having lettuce wraps with the leftover chicken breast I have in my fridge as I attempt to cross a few more things off my to-do list.

Happy hump day!