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Weight Watchers Spicy Black Bean Soup & A Weight Loss Inspiration Chat

Hello readers! Thanks for coming back and visiting my little corner of the internet!

I started the weight watchers program yesterday and am trying out some of their recipes. I am a vegetarian and I was afraid that I wouldn’t have a lot of options. I was SO wrong! There are a ton of things that you can eat as a vegetarian on the weight watchers plan!

That includes this spicy black bean soup! And it’s delicious! Ours definitely had too much water in the recipe. It calls for 3 cups, but I will be adding less next time. Although, if we used the immersion blender it probably would have had a better consistency. However, the extra liquid didn’t ruin it for us. This soup has delicious flavorings! I especially liked the cumin in combination with the black beans. YUM!

Here’s how to make the Weight Watchers Spicy Black Bean Soup!

Ingredients

  • 5 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 2 cup(s), chopped uncooked onion(s)
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper(s), seeded and minced
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp bay leaf (I just used a bay leaf and took it out after cooking)
  • 5 cup(s) fat free vegetable broth
  • 3 cup(s) water, or more as needed
  • 8 cup(s) canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup(s) fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest, finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

*Note: I did not use cilantro as it is literally my kryptonite.

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Like I said, I found that 3 cups of water was too much, but maybe I didn’t cook it down all the way. Either way, I loved this soup! All of the flavors went so well together and there was a TON left over!

The best part? This soup is 0 points! Can you say leftover 0 point lunches? It will be so easy to heat up and enjoy! The sour cream looking stuff is actually a lime cream made from plain greek nonfat yogurt and lime zest! It was soooo good!

I also had my first call with my Weight Watchers coach and it went really well. Her name is Beth and she is super nice! We talked a lot about why I want to lose weight and how I can achieve my goals. It sounds really cheesy but I swear it’s helping me control myself around food and actually work out so I’ll keep doing it! For as long as it works, anyway. I hope it becomes a lifestyle! Or at least helps me build a healthy lifestyle so I won’t need to track points anymore.

I weigh in every Wednesday so I’ll keep you updated about that. I don’t think I’ll be sharing my weight quite yet because I’m still getting used to sharing this much, but I’ll definitely let you know how much I lose (and hopefully not what I gain).

You guys are my accountability…along with my coach. I’m literally giving this my all because I know deep down that I have to want this and look at the overall goal to make this actually happen.

My weight isn’t where I want it to be. In fact, it’s so much higher than it’s ever been. I know I had a baby and have to be gentle on myself, but It’s hard sometimes.

I am determined to make this happen. I know I can do it!

I also found one of my favorite 0 point snacks!

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Questions:

1.) What’s your favorite Weight Watchers recipe or snack?

2.) How do you stay motivated?

3.) Will you be trying the Spicy Black Bean Soup?

Talk to you all tomorrow with another recipe and review!

Ellen 🙂

 

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