Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gettin' Fine in '09: Week 5

I can't believe it is already week 5! I have been a slacker in getting my post up, but have been so busy lately. I have done really well so far. I didn't lose any weight this week, but I lost 3 last week, so I am not upset about it at all. And I only worked out 2 times this week. I did the Wave early in the week, and yesterday I went to the Y and did an hour of cardio. I am pretty much eating the same as I was before. I eat the same breakfast everyday, and usually the same lunch, dinner is where I seem to struggle. For breakfast I eat a mixture of cheerios and fiber 1 cereal with fresh strawberries and skim milk. For lunch I usually eat soup, healthy choice or progresso light, and dinner is random. For some reason I don't like planning out a menu, so I just buy frozen chicken and frozen vegetables so I have an easy dinner to prepare. Here is a recipe of a yummy soup that I have been making alot this winter, and you can substitute the beef with chicken for a lighter version! Good luck to you all this week!

Taco Soup

1 pd. ground beef
1 can green chiles
1 pkt. taco seasoning
1 (15oz) can kernel corn
1 (15oz) can pinto beans
1(15oz) can Grn. Beans
1 (10oz) can Rotel w/ chilies
1 pkt. ranch dressing (dry mix)
1 (5oz) can tomato juice

Brown beef, drain grease. Mix taco seasoning and ranch packet with beef. Drain corn and beans before adding to the pot. Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve with shredded cheddar and sour cream. YUMMY!!!