Fun facts, fun fall soups and keeping it simple


Fall has arrived!  Personally, I can still handle November because it is not quite deliberately cold out.  Signs for “Get your free turkey” are beginning to show up at the grocery stores. Recipes for (amazingly bad for you but tasty) savory pies start popping up all over magazines and online. One can’t help but enjoy the thought of eating stuffing once the holidays come around.

I thought I would pre-game this month by making some low calorie, soups filled with tons of flavor.  They came out great!  Soups are filling. Plus, they are a great way to load up on all the vegetables you need in a day in one simple meal!  Soups are also a great meal to keep you fit for Thanksgiving. Let’s face it, no one can resist those mashed potatoes and gravy!

But first, how about some nutrition fun facts.

Did you know……………

  • Lemons are one of the HEALTHIEST foods. I preach about them all the time! They are loaded with vitamin C, they cleanse the liver and kidneys, and help with weight loss. Squeeze some in a little warm water to start your day or squeeze them in your water bottles throughout the day!
  • An avocado actually has almost TWICE the amount of potassium as a banana! And with a little cayenne sprinkled on that avocado, you have a belly fat burner.
  • Kale can protect your eyes from macular degeneration! It’s easy to mix baby kale in your salad, soups or omelets!
  • Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc (tis’ the season, right). Zinc helps your prostate and immune system stay healthy!
  • The only non-animal, NATURAL SOURCE of vitamin D is a mushroom! Otherwise you have to get it from the sun or fortified milk.
  • Broccoli contains TWICE the vitamin C of an orange and almost as much calcium as whole milk!
  • Last, asparagus may make your pee smell weird, BUT it is a great source of vitamins A, C, E, B complex and potassium. It is like the vegetable jack pot!!!!!!!!

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