Tomato Basil Soup l Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

Week 4: Feeling great, measuring out my portions of meat and vegetables. Extremely happy that I have been able to incorporate different meals in this plan. I did have a small run in with some Girl Scout Cookies. I could not help myself! Now that the fixation or temptation is over with, I can focus. A little goes a long way to removing the cravings. The only meals I swapped out was the mid afternoon snack, Tomato-Basil soup with a side of Tilapia, and dinner, Turkey Meatballs with Steamed Bok Choy.

Tomato-Basil Soup

Calories: 100, Ttl Fat: 2.6g, Carbs: 12g, Protein: 3.6g, Sodium: 680mg, Serving S: 1 cup


  • 2 tspn Olive Oil
  • 1/2c chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tspn crushed red pepper
  • 1c coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 3c Chicken broth, low sodium

Tomato Basil Soup

Grab a pot large enough to cook soup in. Heat oil in the pot over medium heat and saute onions until soft. Then add garlic and 1/2 cup of basil and saute for a few more minutes. Add the can of tomatoes with the juice, add chicken broth and red pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes. Stir in the remaining basil. I have a Vitamix and used it to puree the soup. Not sure how a regular blender would work, but you can give it a try. You will need to pour some of the soup out into the blender and puree the mixture and pour back into the pot. Repeat this step a couple of times and the soup is ready.

My Fitness Scene

“Don’t Bunt. Aim out of the ballpark” David Ogilvy

Fitness Contest

Going into the fourth week of the contest. This is the last week of the program by Muscle & Fitness Hers. I am looking forward to switchthing up my routine again. Still following the routine as last week: Upper Body, Lower Body, Cardio/Abs for 6 days with Friday’s as an off day for rest from strict eating and exercise.

I was able to stop by a local CrossFit Gym. I need to figure out how to incorporate that into my current routine. The trick is trying not to overtrain my muscles. Unfortunately, I will need to complete a series of classes that will be one week before I am able to move into group classes, which is where the fun is. So I am going to have to bite the bullet and get through a week of classes and squeeze in cardio since the classes are not really classes, but more so fit, form and understanding the names of movements so that I do not slow group classes down. Not sure how I feel about doing this right in the middle of the contest. I am afraid of losing what I have already accomplished. I’m sure its all in my head. Here we go!

That’s it for now!

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