eat your vegetables

Raise your hand if you’d rather eat vegetables! Than anything else?

So maybe I’m the only one who would choose anything else over vegetables (with a few exceptions—corn, spinach). Never mind, anyway. I’m not here to talk about nutrition. I’m here to talk about dieting. Yes, the ongoing battle with the bulge. I’d like a nickel for every time I’ve promised myself I’d never gain back what I just lost. I have no self-control.

My Weigh2Go! group meets every Monday. I’m not only a faithful attender, I’m one of the originators/leaders. But no pillar of strength am I, no shining example. We report our progress with raised fingers (as many as pounds gained) or lowered (as many as pounds lost) or level (no gain, no loss). Whoever has the most fingers lowered takes home the “L” (for loser) for the week. For too many weeks in a row I had fingers raised. Drastic measure were called for.

Enter the “soup” diet. That’s what we call the Sacred Heart Diet because that’s basically what it is: soup. In only seven days we can reasonably lose 7 or so pounds. Really!

At the beginning of the week I make a double batch of the soup. This gives our Vitamix quite a workout.


First I gather all the necessary ingredients, plus a few extras because I love vegetables so much.


Then I rinse and cut them into big chunky pieces.


Just the barest amount of scraps for the worms.


The Vitamix makes quick work turning those veggie chunks into veggie bits.


I know! It looks really appetizing. But wait…it gets even better!


Look at this! You’re salivating, aren’t you?


Not yet? Here’s a closer look.




Twenty-four serving-size containers of deliciousness heading for the freezer.


We’re having some for breakfast. Care to join is?

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3 Responses to eat your vegetables

  1. Colleen says:

    Do you mind sharing the recipe?

  2. Kathy hamson says:

    The question is, how many servings a day do you get to eat? I could go for quantity over quality.

  3. Ridge says:

    Actually, it looks delicious! The problem with “diets” is that they are just that…a diet, rather than a lifelong way to eat healthily and well! Let me know how it goes!

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