Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yummy Copycat Soup

Yesterday I had THE BEST  protein bar I have ever tasted.  Ohhhh Heaven!  Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter .... MmmMmmmMmmmmmmm!  Doesn't taste anything like your typical protein bar.  Though with 350 calories, 15g fat but 20g protein ... it's really a glorified chocolate bar.  But as an occassional treat, or maybe after one of my long runs, I think this would be pretty good.

At $3.29 per bar though, that's a bit on the steep side.  I did find that you can buy them from their website HONEY STINGER.  I also found them for a pretty good price at 

Also made a new soup recipe last night.  Garry (that's my hubby by the way, I never mention him by name) and I went to the Super Walmart the other day and they were sampling Knorr's Orange Soup - Butternut Squash, Carrot & Curry.  It was SOOOO good, but at $2.50 per 2 cup container I figured I could make it much cheaper.  So, I went in search of a recipe to create my own.

This recipe is so, SO simple.  Makes a pretty big batch too and costs next to nothing.


  • 1 medium butternut squash

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 4 stalks celery, diced

  • 4 meduim carrots, diced

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • 1 tsp curry powder (to taste)

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (to taste)

  • 1 cup milk (1% was fine)

  • 1/4 cup light sour cream

  1. Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, place in dish with 1/2" water.  Either bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes OR microwave for about 15 minutes until tender enough to scoop out with a spoon.

  2. Meanwhile, saute onion, celery & carrot in oil until tender.

  3. Add chicken stock, softened squash and seasonigs.  Bring to a low boil for a few minutes.

  4. Let cool slightly (though I didn't) and stir in milk.

  5. Blend until smooth.  Return to pot, add sour cream and stir until well blended.

Did a Sparkspeople generated workout tonight - Advanced Dumbell Full Body:

Dumbbell Squats with calf raises & overhead press
Wall sits with Bicep Curls
Wall sits with Lateral Raises
Dumbbell Forward Lunges
One Arm Rows
Tricep Kickbacks
Chest Presses
Dumbbell Crunches

2 sets of each x 15 reps

Was pretty good, though not killer.  I added 1 min of elliptical between each set to keep the heart rate up a bit.

Well, I'm off to bed.  Got a TON to do tomorrow.  Goodnight!!


Syl said...

That bar sounds so good! I also like my cliff bars but they are expensive too, I usually save those types of calories for after a long run.

Sounds like a great soup Heidi, gonna have to try it, you make it sound so simple :-)

Have a great weekend!

Bare It All said...

Yummy soup. That sounds like the perfect winter evening with some crusty bread on the side. :)