Friday, December 03, 2010
Soup every day makes a super you!
It struck me this morning how often Cliff and I have soup in the winter. Since last Friday we've had ox-tail soup, chili, and the turkey frame soup I made just yesterday from turkey broth and tidbits of meat I had tucked away in the freezer. Turkey soup is our absolute favorite; as we were enjoying it for dinner yesterday, I told Cliff, "This is better than pizza!"
Those who know me are aware that's saying a lot. I dream about Pizza Hut super-supreme hand-tossed pizza.
We don't use Campbell's. The soup we consume around here is hearty and filling and home-made. Campbells is over-salted water, as far as I'm concerned. How many servings of vegetables, and how much actual meat, do you get from one bowl? It couldn't be much.
I noticed an article in Dr. Kevin's medical journal that said even doctors don't eat the recommended three servings of veggies and two of fruit each day.
Cliff and I come pretty close to meeting that recommendation, I'd say; there are plenty of vegetables incorporated into the soups and casseroles I make. I serve microwaved sweet potatoes often, and cooked cabbage and beets and spinach and green beans and carrots. We go through three pounds of onions at least every other week. We don't eat them raw; they just happen to be a vital ingredient in most of the recipes I use.
As for fruit, both of us usually have at least an apple and a banana each day.
So, although we do have problems leaving sweets alone and controlling our weight, at least we're doing something right.
As for that old commercial, it brings back sweet memories for me: When I'd go spend a week in the city with my sister each summer as a kid, our lunch was usually Campbell's soup and a peanut butter sandwich, served right on the dot at noon. Soup and a sandwich never tasted better than at my sister's house.