Soups & Stews,Oh My!

Butternut Squash Soup

Soups and stews have infiltrated my meal prep for the week.  The weather in Texas has been a little bit on the cold side, so I’m craving comfort food that sticks to my ribs without the calories. Also, I’m feeling a little on the tired side.  Today is my last day of vacation and I never feel rested from it. I usually lose sleep, travel, or have guest over, so  my meal prep after must require minimal effort.

Now that my vacation is over, I need to drop the few pounds I gained. Was it worth it?  Yes and no, I really enjoyed myself and now it’s back to business. The no part of it is, to drop weight you must create a healthy deficit of calories, so I wanted a meal plan that would fill me up and not have too many calories.

Generally, I go lower carbs for breakfast, snacks, and dinner.  My lunch is the meal that contains most of my carbs all from vegetables. I made a type of turkey vegetable stew, which I’ll list the ingredients below, so let me know what you think.  

The stew contains one can of corn which is generally 3 and a half serving, so when you consider my recipe makes 8 servings, it works for me. The results that I want to achieve for my body aren’t affected by the carb and sugar content of corn.  Yet, it leaves me feeling full and satisfied.

Turkey Vegetable Stew

Recipe Turkey Stew

  • 97% lean ground turkey 1-2lbs
  • 2 cans of french green beans
  •  Can of corn
  •  Can of tomato sauce ( I  used Hunts)
  • Can of Mexican Hot tomato sauce (yellow can, I  get mine from Wal-Mart)
  • Optional cooked or microwavable cauliflower rice


I season my meat to taste with garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red peppers, pepper, and a little taco seasoning.

While the meat is browning in the skillet, get a large pot, add the cans of tomato sauce, and a cup of water. Also, I  add a little more crush red peppers for added heat

Next, I  drain the can of vegetables and then add them to the pot and cook them on medium heat for about 15 minutes, stir occasionally.

Last,  drain the ground turkey and add to the pot with the veggies and mix it.  Remember, to turn it on low and let it simmer it’s as easy as that.


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