The holidays are all about over-indulging, talking, snacking, drinking, and then repeating it all again. In many cases we spend a few days in a row with family and friends, gorging, drinking, stuffing our faces with foods we should not and then resting. The lack of physical activity and the continual food-to-the-mouth syndrome serves us up as stuffed turkeys. We seem to develop a holiday hangover and the best cure for what is ailing us is Holiday Hangover Soup!
Chances are your stomach is not the only thing that is suffering from bloating and most likely your refrigerator is over-stuffed as well. During the holiday gatherings, our worst enemy is an over-packed fridge and our best friend and a pair of pants that offers an elasticized-waistband that easily expands to the bloating our stomach is suffering from. It would seem that the very thing that makes us feel uncomfortable is the thing that will cure you. Lavishly live the holidays out loud and create this delicious recipe for Holiday Hangover Soup while you make your belly feel better and your fridge feel lighter.
We seem to grab a lot of veggies in my home for holidays, and gatherings. With the best intentions and often loads of recipes I tend to not use all the vegetables. My preference is to never waste what we buy and Holiday Hangover Soup is the perfect cure!
Holiday Hangover Soup is also delicious for your belly, low fat and quite filling as it offers Barley, with tons of veggie and no added salt. Let’s take a look at the recipe for Holiday Hangover Soup.
Holiday Hangover Soup
- 1 C of chopped celery
- 1 c of Peas
- 1 C of Cut Up Carrots
- 2 C of Potatoes peeled, cubed
- 1/2 Yellow Onion Sliced
- 1/4 Tomato Sauce
- 1 C of Barley
- 2 vegetable broth cubes
- 4 C of water
- 2 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
- In a large pot, add all listed veggies together.
- Add all the water
- Add Tomato Sauce
- Add Barley
- Add Veggie Broth Cubes
- Add Worcestershire Sauce
- Mix & Cook for 3 hours
- Serve Warm with crackers
What you will find in this recipe are the most common vegetables you keep on hand, but often keep too much of from potatoes, to fresh carrots. Don’t let the vegetables go to waste, use them in soup. The barley introduces a bit more heartiness to the soup. Barley offers fiber to the diet and after many days of partying and holiday foods it is good to gently re-introduce fiber back into your diet!
Enjoy this soup, as it is easy to make, will have your stomach feeling full without feeling bloated and it will get your diet(lifestyle) back on a good track. Lavishly live food out loud with this recipe for Holiday Hangover Soup.