You know what the best way to alleviate a bad mood is? Soup. Soup makes life better.
I had a bunch of stuff that needed to be used- a box of orzo I’d opened awhile ago that I don’t really want to leave sitting in the cabinet for months, kale that I bought a long time ago, and a container of vegetable broth that according to the package needed to be used by tomorrow and the remnants of a can of tomatoes that I used to make marinara sauce for the kiddos. So… I made soup!
The entire pot of soup (which had about 5 cups of soup in it) was 360 kcal! I just cooked 2 ounces of orzo, added 3 cups vegetable broth, some tomato juice (about 1 cup), some tomatoes (4 canned stewed romas, roughly chopped) and then wilted the kale right at the end (a large bunch, I didn’t cup measure it but it was about 170 grams). Oh, and I added basil and parsley to it (1 T. dried each). It was so perfect just simple and delicious. I had three bowlfuls of it. The reason I didn’t eat the entire pot? Well, because this particular bowlful I tried to eat while sitting on the floor in front of an Art History video for class, and when I heard a scream and turned quickly the entire contents of it fell in my lap. Oops 😛 It reminded me of an Italian flag with the bright green and red of the veggies and the white of the orzo, and the (simple) spices fit into that mix too 🙂
Totals: 268 kcal, 2 g fat, 10 g protein, 6 fiber. Oh wow- light perfect dinner.
I need to go to the library to pick up some books for school (and some vegan cookbooks I want to look at before purchasing) and to the store, but it’s 7pm and I have to finish these videos so I can take an exam tonight, so it might not happen until tomorrow. Even though I thought my food was uninspiring, I should finish the things that I have before buying more, even if that means another day without bananas and avocados and hummus. I will survive (barely).
For dessert, I had this beauty:
Well it’s not super beautiful or anything but it was perfectly ripe…
65 kcal, 1 g protein, 2 g fiber
Okay, well still not too pretty but such a sweet counterbalance to my dinner 🙂 I’m still low on calories but I’m not hungry and maybe that’ll balance out yesterday’s overindulgences. We shall see.