Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kitchen Sink Stew

Diets. Meal plans. Counting calories. Counting carbs. All protein. Zero fat. Low fat. Weight loss, weight gain, weight loss.

There are so many options in the quest to live a more healthy life and to see lower numbers on the scale and on the tags of your clothing.

My husband and I have started the ChangeOne plan.

Not a 'diet' or a pre packaged meal plan. No counting calories or carbs. We aren't living on lettuce wrapped burgers or tofu. We're simply eating well - properly portioned meals that include a vast array of vegetables and fruits.

Like this stew.

Kitchen Sink Stew

1 - 28 ounce can tomatoes
1 - 20 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup dry pasta
1 tsp dried Italian herb mix
freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups water, plus more as needed

Combine all ingredients and heat to a boil over medium high. Simmer till pasta is cooked. Serve with multi grain roll or a slice of garlic toast.

Makes 4 two cup servings.

To read all about the ChangeOne plan, click the link to head over to my other blog.