Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ROCK OUT with your CROCK OUT -- vol.4

day: 30

misadventures of a chunky goddess
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welcome to rock out with you crock out!!
this is my homage to my most favorite kitchen gadget ever – the blessed crock pot.
because even i can crock pot like a mofo!
i mean who can’t really??

and all of the recipes featured here will be healthy and/or weight watcher recipes – this is a weight loss blog after all.

so here it goes…

i have spent the past week looking for the perfect crock pot recipe .
and they are everywhere – balls to the walls crock pot recipes! only most aren’t what i would deem as *healthy* -- and yeah, that defeats the friggen purpose!
and the healthy ones i have seen done a bajillion times before…

so i decided to take a favorite healthy recipe of mine
(okay it’s goya’s as it right on their packaging – but i did tweak it a bit!) – 16 bean soup!

i will let the recipe do the talkin’ (i know you are shocked that i let anyone or anything get a word in edgewise huh?)
without further adieu…

16 bean crock pot soup
12 serving(s) goya 16 bean soup mix, 1 package
1 medium onion(s), chopped
2 stalk(s) (large) celery, chopped
1 large carrot(s), chopped
1 leaf/leaves bay leaf
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), chopped
2 tsp olive oil
6 serving(s) jennie-o turkey store extra lean italian sausage, chopped
1 tsp table salt, to taste
1 tsp black pepper, to taste

soak & drain beans according to package.
brown turkey sausage in oil with chopped garlic until crispy. drain and set aside.
in crock pot combine beans & remaining ingredients (minus turkey sausage) with 6 cups of a water. cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or until beans are tender.
40 - 60 minutes before serving add browned turkey sausage. let soup stand for 15 -20 minutes before serving.
can be served over brown rice for additional pointsplus values. serving size = 1 cup. pointsplus® value: 6
this recipe is easy, yummy, & super healthy – perfect!
easily made into a vegan dish too – only omit the sausage – the beans make their own stock.

my kiddos blew us off in lieu of burgers and ice cream @ friendly’s – can you imagine? who could pass up this dish?
but bri & i loved it and i had mine with ½ cup brown rice bringing my pointsplus value to 9.

this was my convo between my 2 year old picky-butt daughter:
skylar wanna try this soup mommy made?
skylar: i put the leaves in!
(she is a bay leaf pro btw!)
me: i know and you did fabulously – but how about some bean sou…
(running away , screaming with arms flailing) nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
(it was really that long of a *no*)

in unrelated news : not to brag
(ha, yeah right!) but i have been kickin’ butt @ the gym this week! i think i am slowly becoming one of those peeps who not only likes exercise but looks forward to it?
*jaw drop*
and not to sound silly but last night when i was *werkin owt* i felt strong.
strong? is that the word i wanna use?
i dunno but that word best conveys how i felt.
i felt strong and tall – like my posture was better than it has been in eons.

i feel the old me in there somewhere – and i have missed that crazy bitch.
(no really, she is crazy as hell!)
she is clawing her way out and lemme tell ya – she is pretty fuckin’ miffed that i have let myself get this outta shape. i think she is just waiting for the right moment to jump me and kick my ass…
and i cannot wait!
i need my ass kicked!
spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!


Ai Sakura said...

looks healthy and delicious!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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A Daft Scots Lass said...

I have bequeathed you with a blog challenge over at A Daft Scots Lasse

SoCal Sweetheart said...

I love 16 bean soup!! pass some over here!!!! lol kids are funny my daughter does the same till im like JUST try it you will like it!!!!
Hey look at you kickin ass at the gym good for you! that is awesome!!!!

Mariebop said...

That looks sooooo good!! And it has meat! My husband ate the Minestrone from last week's post and was asking where the meat was. LOL!!

Way to go kicking ass at the gym!

Mommy Bags said...

You are the ol"mighty crock pot queen! congrats on kicking ass at the gym to.