Minestrone...Mmm Mmm Good

Thursday, November 06, 2003
Breakfast cost me about six points this morning...I had oatmeal cookies! Lunch is a bit more nutritional, though and worth about ten points. I had a small bowl of pasta w/ marinara and a meatball and a cup of homemade minestrone soup!! (Homemade downstairs that is...) The soup is really good w/ a thick tomato base. I like to cook soups. I have a great recipe for a chicken tortilla soup that I'll have to find post for you. I put in my blog before - might be easier for me to find the post!!

I thought about doing taco salads for dinner tonight. I cook the taco bowls, but for myself I simply take about four chips and crush them on top of my shell-less salad w/ lots of crunchy lettuce. I think my biggest attraction for Mexican food is the chips b/c of their crunch. I'll just have to find a more suitable substitution! Celery is crunchy - lettuce is crunchy! Carrots!!

I didn't get a bowl of raw veggies this time, though. Instead I got a big cup of fountain diet coke w/ some limes. I know, I know...nutra sweet isn't good for you, but I don't drink a lot of sodas so I think the few times that I indulge in a diet coke isn't going to give me cancer. Some people say that diet drinks actually make you hungry, but when I finish this drink I'll be stuffed. I don't know what it is about diet coke, but if I drink one I won't be hungry for a long time. I think it must expand in my tummy!!!