Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fart-o-rama bean stew

Ok so thats what I call it but its otherwise called Weight Loss Stew, but cuz of all dem beans, i call it the f-o-m. (long story on why the m and not the r)

WLS Stew!

This will help you flush out your system and jumpstart

weight loss and acts as a natural laxative.  It's healthy,

delicious and filling.  It also helps to avoid starvation mode and

packed with good carbs and proteins!

   1 can Lima beans

   1 can Pinto beans

   1 can Kidney beans

   1 can White navy beans

   1 can Butterbeans

   1 can diced tomatoes (choose your flavor)

   2 cans spicy V8 juice

   1 entire large cabbage - chopped/shredded into bite size pieces.

    2 large potatoes, skinned, chopped.

    1 large onion

    2 small cans of mushrooms (or 1 large tray of fresh)

    1 can green chili's diced (mild, med, hot, your choice)

    1 lb lean ground turkey meat

    2 precooked chicken breasts or thighs, diced -or- any other type  

of MEAT leftovers on hand. Sausage? Pork? etc.

    2 table spoons of minced garlic, or 8 fresh cloves

    2 table spoons low carb ketchup

    Various seasonings, salt, pepper, garlic, MzDash, Onion Salt, tobassco, etc.

You can also replace all the canned beans with a bag of 15 beans variety if you feel like cooking from scratch!  

Grab a LARGE pot (big and deep enough to hold ALL the above  

indredients) and use it to brown turkey meat, garlic (if it's minced) and chopped onions with dry seasonings of your choice.

Drain what little grease there might be.

In the same pot, add the diced potatoes, garlic cloves (if it's  

fresh) and cabbage, about 3 cups of water, and the V8 Juice. Boil for 

about 20 minutes, giving the potatoes a chance to cook.

Then add ALL remaining ingredients, just dump them in. If you used  

fresh beans, add them "cooked" to the pot.  If you're using canned  

beans, just open the cans and DRAIN the juice first. Add the entire  

can (with juice) of chilis, tomatoes, etc. You might have to add a  

little more water, to keep it from cooking out, also don't be afraid  

to SEASON it. Seasoning is our friend, and since you'll be eating  

this soup for several days, 2 to 3 times a day, you want to make darn 

sure you LOVE the way you've seasoned it.

About the 3rd day of eating this, I try to add a new twist to it, to  

change up the taste again. Maybe a can of corn? Or some black olives? 

Or a little bit of shredded cheese?   Sour cream...etc.   The CORE  

blend of ingredients always seems to jump start my weight loss.    

This is ALL I eat, 3 or 4 times a day until the pot is empty, normally lasts about 5 to 6 days.  I also drink lots of water during this time.

Nutrients per 1 cup serving:  Calories 280, Protein 25

gr, Fat 5 gr, *Net*Carbs 19 gr (from good [bean] carbs, after

deducting 9 gr of fiber)

Big honking edit of Laurel's here: 
•I don't put in the potatoes, green chilis, mushrooms or ketchup. I buy a bag of slaw instead of hacking up a head of cabbage, cuz the first time i made it, i wasn't 1/4 of the way thru the head and chopping like there was no tomorrow and it was a pain!
•I do put in the 5 diff kinds o' beans, geo forman a chicken breast or two then pampered chef chop it into tiny pieces. I have some on hand in the fridge and might make a batch this week!