Right on the heels of the advice to eat low on the food chain if you want to get lower on your body fat stores as well, today’s lunch serves as a case in point as to how easy it is to eat satisfying meals.
Meals that feed your body, your soul, and not your fat stores.
My kind of meal. It’s the BIG plate trick.
By satisfying, I mean:
- costs pennies (cheap!)
- won’t add to your body fat (in fact, it will help deplete them)
Barley – pea soup
Here’s how easy this was to throw together.
Step One: put barley the rice cooker to cook. 1 1/2 cups barley to 3 cups of water.
Step Two: put yellow split peas in a pot to soak
Step Three: chop onions and carrots, toss them in with the split peas, bring to boil and turn down to a simmer
Step Four: Add barley to the split pease, carrots, and onions. Coarsely chop up a bunch of cilantro. Add some veggie broth, white miso paste, and a twist of sea salt.
There you have it.
No need to count calories. When you eat like this, hunger satisfaction can be your guide.
The ingredients of this invention invite a slow, even release of insulin (keeping satiety longer and affecting future meals as well), create some good TEF (thermogenic affect of food), and provide an ideal balance of macronutrients: protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Along with all the phyonutrition from the vegetable component.
I’ve got leftovers. Wanna come over?
Have YOU some simple fat-busting recipe ideas to share? Please let me know about it in comments below.
Enjoy what you eat!
Lani, this looks really good. Is this how you stay so trim? It looks like you can eat a lot and still be fit.
I can see in the links that you have more references here to nutrition and your own meals and plans. Thanks!
As much as we would like to think if we just exercise enough or pick “just the right” program, the truth is that for those of us who have struggled with the weight (remember I’m 50 lbs lighter than I was over 10 years ago) your dietary plan DOES matter. And all the stamping of our feet, rebellion, and denial doesn’t change it. I struggled with that for years.
An inner shift makes it possible so that you can create and embrace a new destiny regardless of your genetic tendencies – or even previous patterns – and enjoy the journey, which is important as well because that is what we have the present.
Thanks for stopping in to comment!
I was thinking of making this soon.
You didn’t say how much yellow split peas we are supposed to use?
How much of the carrot & onion?
Is the Miso Paste necessary? I don’t have any.
p.s. Re Tappy Holidays, Are Lima Beans considered a veggie? Any limitation on them?
@Piglet2u: Hey Piglet2u! I guess that’s because I didn’t measure it out! Maybe even portions dried peas to barley? It depends on what result you want, more bean or more grain. Even is a good bet.
If you had one cup of each, then I’d use a whole onion and 3 or more big carrots.
You can use veggie broth in place of the miso. I like miso because of its high nutrition and healing properties: full of nutrients, beneficial bacteria and enzymes, protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, vitamin K, tryptophan, choline, dietary fiber, linoleic acid and lecithin.
Miso contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps your skin. I could go on – is it time for an article about miso?
Besides, I like it! But you can use the broth, of course!
Lima beans are in the legume/bean category so not a high water content food like veggies unless sprouted. Go for the gusto on beans, none-the-less!
Let me know how the soup comes out!