So, I weighed myself on Jan.1 and it’s not pleasant. “Weight Watchers, take me back!”
This is a brief post to recommend something to you if you are trying to lose excess weight after the holidays. Everyone likes it. Both my daughter and husband want seconds.
Have it as a snack or you can make it a meal if you add some protein on the side. This makes a big batch to keep in your fridge for four or five days. I know it’s not a hot soup for the winter months but think of it as a handy chopped salad.
Spicy Gazpacho For a Healthy Snack To Lose Weight
A one-cup serving is about one Weight Watchers point.
I figure that it’s one point as all the vegetables are zero points and the approximately 1/2 cup of Spicy V-8 is one point. It’s like a “pico de gallo” chopped chilled vegetable soup. You could also use the low Sodium V-8 or the regular/not spicy V-8.
The spice and crunch make it satisfying.
- 8 to 10 Roma tomatoes with cores removed
- one red bell pepper with core removed
- 1/2 sweet white onion peeled
- 1 bunch cilantro leaves
- 3 Persian cucumber or 1/2 hothouse cucumber
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 64 oz. bottle of Spicy V-8 juice or low sodium V-8
Individually coarsely chop all the vegetables and cilantro and put into a large airtight container. Pour in the lemon juice, vinegar, and V-8 juice. Stir well. Chill for about an hour and serve.
And that’s how you make a Spicy Gazpacho For a Healthy Snack To Lose Weight!
I’m taking it easy today as I want to quickly get over a cold (I have a busy week and we have company coming–going to Napa on Friday). My mom and brother have colds, too, so take care out there!
Thank you to everyone who responded to my survey about what you would like to see more of here. There is still time if you haven’t.
On Thursday, I’m going to show you how we completely refreshed my sister’s family room for less than $400. See you then!