Mixed Vegetable Black Bean Soup
* 1 bunch fresh spinach
* 1 box of Mushrooms
* small head of cauliflower
* 1 sweet potato
* 1 can organic black beans
* 4 cloves garlic
* 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
* 1/2 teaspoon of unprocessed sea salt
In a Medium pot saute garlic (4 cloves) in olive oil. When garlic is golden add washed spinach, mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a cup of water. Cook over low flame until spinach is soft.
In a separate pot cut up and steam cauliflower and sweet potatoes, until they are soft.
Add steamed Cauliflower and sweet potatoes to spinach and mushrooms. Add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and a can of drained and washed organic black beans. Reheat slowly until hot.
“Color is to the eyes, like music is to the ears”…Louis Tiffany
“Spring comes once a year, don’t forget to take it all in” …Lenny Variano
Losing weight seems to remain one of the main topics in our society. So many of us strive for a certain weight even though reaching that weight may not be the healthy weight for our particular body type. The constant bombardment by the media of what we should look like has completely clouded our vision of how a healthy person should look. This is true for both men and women. We have so many diet options at our disposal all promising to help us reach our goals. The problem is that we cannot all have the same goal since we are all biologically different.
Forget the word diet and replace it with “a healthy way of eating”. When we replace fried or fatty meats with lean proteins, fast burning sugars with slow burning carbohydrates for sustained energy, heavy fats with rich sources of fatty acids our bodies will naturally settle at a comfortable weight.
This along with mindful eating, proper chewing and being more aware of portion size are all tools to help us determine when we are truly hungry.