Spicy Black Bean Soup With Shredded Chicken – 340 calories
I’ve been MIA!
Its been a really long time since I posted a new recipe or posted at all for that matter. if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m still pretty active there and I try to show everything I cook each week. I just haven’t had as much time to sit down and write posts and I was making a lot of the same things over and over for a while. Luckily though, I have made a few great new things lately and I will get them all up here over the summer.
I’m still struggling along, hanging out at the 85 lbs lost point. I wish was already at the end of my journey but I just haven’t been able to find the motivation or the discipline. I have tried to lean into my routines but I have been slipping into old habits and haven’t been working out. I definitely have been making excuses for myself and sneaking treats too often. All that said, I’m very proud that even though my efforts haven’t been strong I haven’t backslid and gained anything back at all! I am finally starting to feel like this real now. For a long time, my weight loss felt like a dream that when I stop meal prepping and eating right I would wake up and gain it all back. Luckily, I’ve had a few vacations and taken some weeks off of meal prep just to take a break and I haven’t gained anything back.
Onto this delicious soup recipe…
I decided I wanted a spicy black bean soup last week so I perused some recipes and found a few ideas that were different from my old recipe. I used to just puree everything in my soup and have it completely smooth and then add diced chicken at the very end and a few toppings at serving but I read a few different recipes that suggested pureeing half of the ingredients and leaving it a little bit chunky so I kind of reworked my recipe and I think it turned out much better! I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.