And it’s officially Week 3, grab your tracker and join us for some friendly competition!
January is flying by – some days have not felt like January but today …. Well its the kind of day thats calls for a crockpot full of soup, a fuzzy blanket, and a good book!
Here’s a quick soup recipe that I found in Runner’s World a couple years ago. Definite keeper. Gets points for being quick and easy, nutrient dense, and DELICIOUS! You’ll have to find your own fuzzy blanket.
Dice 1/2 medium onion and sauté in a saucepan till softened. Add 1 minced garlic clove and cook another 30 seconds. Add a 28 oz can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes and 1/3 c water and bring to a boil. Add 1 t sugar, 1/2 T salt, and a dash of black pepper. If you like smooth soup, transfer to a blender and purée till smooth. Transfer back to saucepan and add 1 – 15 oz can of drained chickpeas. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Enjoy! And … Did you know that a study published in 2010 in the journal Appetite reported that participants who added a half can of chickpeas to their daily diet ate less junk food and felt fuller compared to days when they didn’t eat chickpeas:)