Good morning. My computer is having a very hard time getting moving this morning. Hey, it happens to all of us at one time or another. Gonna keep this short and sweet since I lost most of my blogging time and refuse to let this machine frustrate me on a Friday morning…or any morning!
Totally underestimated my calculations on both protein and fiber when I blogged about the peanut butter veggie burger combo. With the larger burgers from Sam’s Club, the burger alone is 19 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. The extra bang from the PB and the whole grain bread, put me much closer to 30 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber. THAT is a lot of both, without a lot of calories…I was right on those, about 300.
The yellow split pea soup was good and I would definitely make it again. Easy, light, creamy (I love that soups can get
SO creamy with no cream or dairy…blending it all up is definitely the way we are liking our soup around here). Healthy, low in calories, filling and delish. How much better than that can it get?
With great friends of mine getting majorly involved in a soup kitchen out in Ft. Lauderdale, I feel a great desire to jump in and help, too. This year, instead of exchanging holiday presents, we will be out shopping for some children who are in desperate need of clothing. These people have so little that no toys are even excepted by the kitchen. Their clients needs are too severe. It’s probably really hard to store toys when you have no roof over your head! Several years ago I made a commitment to help feed the hungry and ended up with the gift of Vegan Feast Thursday 🙂 This year it’s time to take it a step further. Did you know that 1 out of 5 children are hungry in OUR country? With the amount of obesity we have, it’s obvious the scales of balance needs some adjusting! Most of us have more than enough. I know that I do and I am very grateful. Nicole I., thanks for reminding people on Facebook about those less fortunate. She suggests that if we don’t know what to do for someone for the holidays, we make a donation in their name. It’s a great thought and one we should all consider as the holidays rapidly approach. That said, we should remember this all year. There is also a big connection between donating time and weight loss. One weight loss guru suggests we donate 2 days a month to service as part of his weight loss “diet.” Maybe the more we think about others, the less self indulgent we become.