Veggie Soup

imagesI don’t know about you, but there are times when I want something to eat that isn’t going to knock my glucose out of whack. This is especially difficult since I am often on prednisone–which knocks my glucose to the moon as it is.

Here is my version of an easy-to-make, good-tasting, snack that won’t ruin your night. It actually tastes pretty good, too.

Veggie Soup

  • Two cups or more of chicken broth–usually about 1 g carb per cup. (Beware: LOTS of sodium even in the low sodium ones.)
  • 1 large carrot – slice super, super thin
  • 2 stalks celery – slice super, super thin
  • 1/4 onion – slice super, super thin
  • Pretty much any vegetable sliced super, super thin
  • a few heads of broccoli or cauliflower – also cuts super, super thin OR 1 or 2 TBS couscous***

The key is to heat the broth until it’s very hot. Add the thinly sliced veggies and they will cook in the hot broth. If you opt for the couscous, you’ll need to let it cook long enough for the couscous to soften to taste.

***Broccoli or cauliflower will make your soup more filling without added carbs. Couscous will also make your soup more filling, with 11 carbs per TBS.

What are your go-to snacks? What do you do when you just can’t stand facing one more raw vegetable? I’m seriously curious!

-Gina


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