Last night I went in my kitchen to make dinner and realized we had NOTHING TO EAT.
That’s an exaggeration, but it felt like there was nothing to eat. We were down to only frozen and canned foods. Not exactly the things I go to eat first when I’m planning a meal.
i immediately thought about going shopping but ruled it out. The roads were icy here in Memphis so I decided to stay at home and make it work. I pulled out some random ingredients I thought would work together:
- Thai coconut ginger soup
- chicken broth
- canned chicken
- frozen kale
- frozen cauliflower
- garlic chili paste
I threw this all together, let it simmer for a while, and crossed my fingers for the best. Coconut-ginger-kale-cauliflower-chicken soup. What could go wrong?
It ended up tasting GREAT. So good in fact that I might make this same thing again.
Plenty of veggies, low carb, and delicious.
It goes to show you that eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat fresh, organic foods from Whole Foods. You can eat frozen veggies, you can eat things from a can, you can do well with a low budget of empty pantry. You can still great a decent meal with all of those things, in my humble opinion.
I ate two bowls of this soup then had a tiny bit of trail mix a few hours later and called it a night.
ps – I weighed in today too. Success! ;)