Bangarang Chunkster

Hmmm home made soup! Even if it’s hot as hell outside I can always get down with it. I just love love love soup. Always have. Always will.

LANA + SOUP = TRU LUV 4EVA

This soup is especially great because it’s super duper chunky and delicious. Additionally, it’s loaded with veggies & protein (as most my soups are). I actually felt a little too full after eating a bowl of this and was satisfied for hours… which is impressive considering it is only 300 calorie for a big ass bowl! Seriously though, really tasty, really healthy, and really easy to make. Can’t complain here.

P.S. One day, I’m totally going to write a book that’s called “200 different meals made with 150g of chicken and 100g of rice” (AKA “Spices and veggies fix everything”). I feel like that’s all I ever eat write in my food log yet I never eat the same thing. The versatility of chicken and rice is in the blandness I suppose.

This recipe makes 2 bowls of soup.
1 bowl = 305 Calories |  26g carbs |  9g fat | 31g protein

I named the soup Bangarang Chunkster because…. well, why the hell not really? It’s chunky and it’s bangin’

Ingredients: 

  • 150g chicken, pre-cooked & chopped
  • 2 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 100g white rice, cooked
  • 2 cups cauliflower, blended into puree
  • 4 leftover brussel sprouts (fine, they can be fresh if you insist)
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1-2 cups water (eyeball this)

Method: 

In a medium saucepan sautee the carrots, celery, and bacon until the bacon is cooked and the veggies are slightly browned. Add the pureed cauliflower, chicken, rice, brussel sprouts and water (as much as you want until you like the consistency… I went for a very chunky version so I didn’t use much water… also, there was a lot of water in my cauliflower puree). Heat until bubbling and then let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes on low. Add the spices and herbs and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Add more water as necessary while it cooks. Serve hot & enjoy.

Food Log:
Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Egg – Medium – Medium Egg, 2 egg 132 0 9 11
Oil – Olive, 1 tsp 40 0 5 0
Quaker – Old Fashion’d Oatmeal, 0.4 cup 120 22 2 4
Strawberries – Raw, 2 large (1-3/8″ dia) 12 3 0 0
Blackberries – Raw, 0.13 cup 8 2 0 0
Blueberries – Raw, 0.13 cup 10 3 0 0
322 30 16 15
Lunch – Gigantic Amazing Grainy Salad
Chicken – Breast, meat only, cooked, roasted, 75 g 124 0 3 23
Lettuce – Cos or romaine, raw, 2 cup shredded 16 3 0 1
Summer Fresh – Hummus – Roasted Garlic, 6 tbsp 180 15 11 6
Barley – Pearled, cooked, 0.13 cup 24 6 0 0
Parsley – Raw, 1 tbsp 1 0 0 0
Onions – Raw, 1 tbsp chopped 4 1 0 0
Tomatoes – Red, ripe, raw, year round average, 0.13 cup, chopped or sliced 4 1 0 0
Oil – Olive, 2 tsp 80 0 9 0
Generic Cooked – Quinoa, 2 oz 75 11 1 2
Rice – Brown, medium-grain, cooked, 0.25 cup 55 11 0 1
Raspberries – Raw, 5 raspberries 5 1 0 0
Cottage cheese – Lowfat, 2% milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed) 102 4 2 16
670 53 26 49
Dinner – 1/2 of the Soup recipe Above
Market – Brussels Sprouts, 25 g 9 2 0 1
Rice – White, long-grain, regular, cooked, 50 g 65 14 0 1
Chicken – Breast, meat only, cooked, roasted, 75 g 124 0 3 23
Carrots – Raw, 0.5 small (5-1/2″ long) 10 2 0 0
Celery – Raw, 1 stalk large (11″-12″ long) 9 2 0 0
Boar’s Head – Naturally Smoked Sliced Bacon , 2 sliced fried 60 0 5 4
Generic – Fresh Steamed Cauliflour, 1 cup steamed 28 6 1 2
305 26 9 31
Snack 1
Kraft – Polly-O Natural Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese String – Made With 2% Milk, 2 Stick (28g) 140 0 9 16
140 0 9 16
Snack 2
Fage – Total 0% Non Fat Greek Yogurt (6oz), 6 oz. 100 7 0 18
Blueberries – Raw, 0.5 cup 41 11 0 1
Optimum Nutrition – Whey Protein, Gold Standard 100%, Double Rich Chocolate, 30.4 g (1 rounded scoop) 120 3 2 23
261 21 2 42
Totals 1,698 130 62 153
Calories Carbs Fat Protein
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