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I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Easy Low Carb Hamburger Soup

This was just a quick experiment because I was craving something different, but I wanted it to be really simple. This whole pot has 25 net carbs. You decide your serving size. This is tasty even if you are not counting your carb intake.
  • 1 can of beef broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of green beans (drained)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • pepper, oregano, and basil to taste
  • 2 lb ground beef (browned)

Combine all ingredients in your crock pot to cook slow or in a 2 quart pot to cook fast. I set my crock pot to cook for 6 hours on high since I was preparing it for dinner.

This recipe reheated wonderfully. I fed my family with it one night and then I ate on it for the next several days. I actually picked out some of the tomatoes to lower my carbs. perhaps if I make it again I will use a little tomato paste instead of diced tomatoes.

1 Remarks:

VivC June 7, 2009 at 2:53 AM  

I'll bet this would be awesome with ground turkey, too! Thanks!

I'm going to add some corn and the tomato paste you mentioned.