Having a Weight Watchers zero point soup before your meal will not only curb the urge to binge, but it will also make you feel satisfied with your meal. This article will give you the recipe for a soup that will account for… zero points. Which means you can use your remaining points at another meal and enjoy this one thoroughly too!
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The Weight Watchers program has a diet that has benefited a lot of people who have been anxious to lose their extra weight. The salient feature of this program is that it does not refrain people from eating anything, it merely gives them a method by which they can calculate the number of points that they are allowed to consume within a period of time (how much of what), so as to reach their goal weight. It involves systematically reviewing every food item to calculate how many points it holds, so that you can consume only the permitted amount. In such a diet, the Weight Watchers zero point soup comes in handy since it has no points, which means it can be eaten whenever you wish! This FitnessVigil article will tell you all about these soups and how you can make them.
The Weight Watchers diet is a special diet in the sense that along with helping you to lose weight, it also helps you to feel much better about yourself on having achieved the target that you have set for yourself. The system works this way: the program has a method by which you can devise how many points in how many foods you can consume, in order to lose the desired amount of weight. These points are spread across the period of time that is chosen and can be adjusted according to your wishes. You can divide the points according to your lifestyle and your social calendar too. This way you can plan out your meals according to any special occasions or trips that you have planned. It does not meddle with your life and ensures that you eat healthy too. Given below are two easy recipes that you can try out when you feel that hunger pang in between meals or just before a meal.
Soup # 1
The first one is a soup that is made of some delicious fresh vegetables. There’s no doubt about its nutrient value, plus it’s an extremely wholesome soup. So you won’t feel hungry after eating it.
- Minced garlic cloves ~ 2
- Diced onion ~ 1
- Diced sweet red pepper ~ 1
- Diced zucchini ~ 2 (small)
- Diced carrot ~ 2
- Diced celery ~ 1 stalk
- Broccoli ~ 2 cups
- Shredded green cabbage ~ 2 cups
- Fresh chopped thyme ~ 2 tsp
- Cauliflower ~ 2 small florets
- Chopped Swiss chard ~ 2 cups
- Fresh chopped parsley ~ 2 tbsp
- Vegetable broth ~ 6 cups
- Salt and black pepper ~ to taste
Here’s how you make it
- Combine all the vegetables, along with the thyme, garlic and broth into a vessel.
- Turn the gas on high heat, close the vessel and let the mixture come to a boil.
- Once it begins to boil, reduce the flame of the gas, partially open the lid and let the soup simmer on low heat for about 10-12 minutes.
- When it looks ready, add the parsley to the soup and stir it.
- Add the salt and pepper to suit your taste.
- You can liven up this soup a bit by adding 2 spoons of fresh lemon juice to it.
Soup # 2
Here’s another zero point soup that has a delicious Asian influence. It will tantalize your taste buds and have you asking for more, and you can certainly have another serving since it has no points!
- Chopped bok choy ~ 2 cups
- Sliced shitake mushrooms ~ 6 pounds
- Sliced bamboo shoots ~ 1 can (5 pounds)
- Chopped cabbage ~ 2 cups
- Minced garlic ~ 5 cloves
- Sliced and julienned ginger ~ ¼ cup
- Chopped scallions ~ 2 cups
- Sliced red pepper ~ ½ cup
- Red pepper flakes ~ ¼ tsp
- Sliced water chestnuts ~ 1 can (8 pounds)
- Vegetable broth ~ 8 cups
- Stringed snow peas ~ 2 cups
- Soy sauce ~ 2 tbsp (low sodium)
- Finely chopped cilantro ~ ½ cup
Here’s how you make it
- Add all the ingredients (except the snow peas and soy sauce) into the vessel, with the vegetable broth and place on a high flame until the mixture reaches a boil.
- Once it boils, leave it on simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
- Then, add the soy sauce and snow peas and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve in bowls.
For all those who are looking for some great food items that will satiate your hunger, help you lose weight and also taste wonderful, these zero point soups are the best option. They’re easy to make, healthy as can be, and the best part is, they have absolutely no points in them. So you can accumulate your for another special meal!