Weight Loss

Caregiver's plan for the New Year.

Do you want to lose some physical weight?  How would you also like to  lose your extra burdens?  Read on for a delicious and easy weight loss recipe, plus an idea to lose some mental weight…

Easy ways to lose weight!

Do you need a healthy, easy recipe to cook that will help you lose weight?  My favorite weight loss recipe is at the bottom of this post.  Before we jump to the healthy eating, I wanted to share a quick mental weight loss recipe with you.

Weighed down by burdens:

Are you feeling weighed down by stress?

If you feel like you are currently bearing the weight of too many difficulties, read this quick solution from John Bunyan’s book “Pilgrim’s Progress”.  This quote comes from the part of the book where the main character, Christian, reached the hill of Calvary.  Bunyan writes,“his burden loosed from his shoulders, and fell from off his back, and began to tumble; and so continued to do, till it came to the mouth of the sepulcher, where it fell in.”

That is a beautiful portion, from the classic tale, told by the masterful wordsmith John Bunyan.  Keep that stress-relieving image at the forefront of your mind as you go about your day.  Your burdens can be loosed.

We have examined burden loosing in Burden Breaker, Caregiver Loneliness  Part 2, and Stress Free Verses Burden Free so I will not belabor the point here.  The quote by Bunyan was so eloquent that it was worth mentioning as a weight loss solution for our burdens.

Are you on a diet?  Try this delcious and hearty recipe. Read more at http://www.burdenfreecaregiving.com/2016/12/29/weight-loss-caregiver-burden-new-year/

Easy low-fat recipe:

Now, for my favorite easy recipe (along with a few variations):

As I was making this weight loss soup for my family, I realized blog readers might want a copy.  My family enjoys eating this at mealtimes, and for snacks, when they want to drop a few pounds.  This is my mother’s recipe, that my father also specializes in, so there are many variations you may try with this recipe.

Mom’s recipe for weight-loss soup:

  • 1 large can french cut green beans
  • 1 whole cabbage
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 package celery
  • 1 bag carrots

Drain green beans.  Cut up celery, carrots, and cabbage.  Combine all ingredients and cover with water.  Cook until tender.

Other variations:
  • For people with arthritis: buy the cabbage, celery, and carrots already cut up.
  • My mother sometimes makes this soup with cans of tomatoes, instead of the bouillon cubes.  If you have Acid Reflux, stick with bouillon cubes.
  • I cook ground turkey meat and add this to the soup, giving my family some lean protein.
  • You may add cans of corn or lima beans, etc…
  • If you run out of bouillon cubes, try covering the ingredients with cans of chicken broth and adding some spices.
  • We do not use extra salt, to cut down on the sodium, but you can try all manner of seasonings with this.

What about you?

How about you?  What are some of your favorite low-calorie foods?  Do you have any tips for losing weight?  Please use the comment section to let us know your healthy recipes.

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11 thoughts on “Weight Loss”

  1. I made yesterday – Flourless Black Bean Brownies – gluten free & NO flour 2/3 less sugar than regular brownie recipe:

    1 – 15 oz can black beans
    3 eggs
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used white chocolate!!)
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 tsp salt, real
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/4 cup butter
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish
    2. Place all ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips in a food processor and process until smooth. (I don’t have food processor just used my mixer); Scrape the batter into the greased baking dish and level the top. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the batter.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-27 minutes.
    4. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing into squares.

    I found this recipe on pinterest – loved the brownies. They are much lighter and moist than typical brownies. I hope that you will enjoy this recipe

    1. LOVE this!!!!!!! Looking forward to trying this one! Thank you for taking time to type all of that in for our readers. I know they will enjoy this recipe immensely!

    2. Hannah,
      Several of us want to try your recipe. Do you drain and rinse the black beans?
      Can’t wait to make these for my daughter and myself. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Have a blessed week.

  2. Just want to add two more Weight Watcher Recipes that we love. You can eat all at one time.
    1 Egg Separated
    1/3 Cup Dry Milk Powder
    1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
    1/2 Cup Crushed Pineapple (In it’s own juice, not heavy syrup)
    1 Slice Bread (Crumbed) 70 Calories
    1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
    Separate Egg. Mix yolk with all ingredients except egg white. Beat egg white until stiff – Fold into mixture. Bake at 350 deg. 15-20 min. Makes 4 large or 12 small muffins. They taste so good.
    Veggie Dip (Good)
    1 Container of Unflavored Yogurt
    1 Pk. Hidden Valley (original)
    Mix together. Now dip! Tastes better after sitting in refrigerator overnight.

    1. Thanks so much for linking up the hope you share here! As a caregiving Mama, I am encouraged by your message and pray many more have the opportunity to read your words of encouragement!
      Blessings and smiles,

      1. Thank you for stopping by today, Lori. Your message today gives hope to the other mothers who are caregivers. You are an amazing woman, who accomplishes so much, while being a caregiver. That is truly inspiring. I pray God gives you all the strength and wisdom you need for each day.

  3. Hannah, we tried your brownie recipe and they were very good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I wasn’t too sure about it, but it really curbs the chocolate craving and fills you up on a very small amount. Thanks again and we will use this recipe again. Have a blessed day!

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