Between caregiving, your family, and everything you have to do are you finding yourself eating whatever is fast and easy?
Postponing your healthy eating goals for later when you have more time?
And does the time for yourself never come?
You may be asking yourself, “How can I reach my healthy eating goals when there’s no time to cook?”
That’s what I used to think too…
My mother made homemade soup about every week when I was young.
Yes, from scratch.
Her soups took at least two days to cook and simmer.
So for many years I thought homemade healthy cooking required spending hours in the kitchen…
There are easy healthy recipes that don’t require hours of preparation. Even foods you can take with you on the go.
Yes, homemade soup can be healthy eating and not take hours to make.
Healthy homemade soup nourishes soul and body.
When you make homemade soup you know exactly what goes into your soup. You can pack it with nourishing ingredients, skipping the fillers and additives that can be found in commercial soups.
Soup is a year-round option for eating on the go. Warm soups are great for fall and winter days, warming you from the inside. And lukewarm or chilled soups can be eaten in hot weather.
Often even the same soup can be eaten either warm or chilled!
What do you need to make your own healthy homemade soup on the go?
- Your soup recipe or an idea of what you want in it…
- Fresh ingredients…
- Airtight containers for storing…
- Blender—or better yet—a Vitamix as explained in a moment…
The base of a good soup is a stock.
You can easily make your own chicken stock by boiling the remains of chicken from dinner. Simmer until the bones are clean, let cool. Remove the bones, skin etc. An easy way is to strain the stock, then separate the bones and inedible parts from the meat.
The meat can be added to the stock…
And you have broth!
Once the broth or stock cools completely, you should ladle it into your containers and refrigerate or freeze for use later. Or you can go ahead and make your soup now, then store the excess in your containers.
Canned broths or bullion also work for making your soup base. Boil well before adding other ingredients. You may or may not need to add additional seasoning.
Put in your favorite vegetables and cook to the desired tenderness. Allow it to cool thoroughly before storing in containers.
You can heat the soup as needed, and eat with a bowl and spoon.
Another option is to use your blender. Pour the soup into the blender and blend until the pieces are small enough to swallow without choking. Pureeing the soup even finer is a third option.
Want a creamier texture? Add some cream or yogurt.
Your soup can be a healthy alternative to snacking when you’re caring for someone and don’t have time to think about your options.
Homemade soup can be packed with nutrients making for real healthy eating. And you see how easy it can be!
Want to make it even easier?
How about making and heating soup in the same machine?
You can save a step, not needing the pot and lid to heat your soup. No clean-up of that pot and lid. Not just any blender though…
The Vitamix practically cleans itself.
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Do you know…?
Heating your soup with heat is healthier than microwaving it.
Studies show that microwaves actually change the structure of water and other molecules. Imagine what it does to the more complex molecules like proteins! When I read that report, that’s when I stopped using a microwave.
Heating foods without microwaves doesn’t have that problem.
Remember the next time you don’t have time to eat, grab a cup of healthy homemade soup. And skip the fast food drive-thru or unhealthy snacks.
To your healthy caregiving,
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