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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Well today is turning out not so great :-( I had a reading of 89 last night before my snack of 22 chips and homemade salsa. I took the appropriate amount of insulin and woke up with a 365!!! Holy cow that's high. What the heck is going on? I am just taking loads of insulin trying to get it back down to reasonable! Any suggestions besides not eating??? I am just going to eat salad today and hope it comes down before I add any more carbs!

I did find this soup that looks so good I am going to try it this weekend! It comes from the Whole Foods website:

Zesty Mexican Soup

This spicy vegetable soup is full of flavor and easy to prepare. Our Healthy Sauté method of cooking makes this recipe healthier since you don't have to use heated oils. This soup is a great way to get many vegetables into one meal. It actually gets better with time, so feel free to make a big batch to have around. It is a perfect quick meal on a cold day.

Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes

1 medium onion, minced
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBS red chili powder
3 cups + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
1 small to medium green bell pepper, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 small zucchini, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup finely chopped collard greens
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
1 cup frozen yellow corn
1 4 oz can diced green chili
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste


Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, and green peppers in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add red chili powder and mix in well. Add broth, zucchini, collard greens, and tomatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes and add beans, corn, green chili, oregano, and cumin.
Bring to a boil on high heat. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes longer. (Simmering uncovered enhances the flavor.) Add chopped cilantro, pumpkin seeds, salt, and pepper.
Serves 6

Serving Suggestions Serve with

Romaine & Avocado Salad
Healthy Cooking Tips:

For the best flavor it's important to chop the collard greens very fine. In doing so, their flavors blend better with the other ingredients and are easier to eat. If they are too big, they may taste too bitter.

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of you day!

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