By Eve Colantoni
In my last article, I explained how eating baby carrots can make you FAT. We then discussed the proper way to make sure you're not adding any fat-creating elements into your system. (If you missed the article CLICK HERE to check it out)
Right after, I got an email from a young lady whom I admire for being so TRUTHFUL...
She wrote: "I hate to admit this, but I just can't get excited about eating a carrot when my friends and I usually go out for some really awesome, warming foods that feel rich and creamy and satisfying... like Loaded Baked Potato Soup or Creamy Sweet Corn Chowder. You know, those really rich, heart-warming soups that taste soooo good this chilly time of year, but are soooo bad for my growing waistline! Sorry, but a raw carrot just doesn't compare..."
I read her email and you know what? I get it!
I truly understand that it's easy to look at all our favorite "comfort foods" and then look at the "healthy stuff" and think NO WAY!
The truth of the matter is this: IF IT DOESN'T TASTE GOOD, WE'RE NOT GOING TO EAT IT. PERIOD.
So what good is that carrot to us if we don't want to eat it? Not much, right?
This is where things get good.....I'm going to share TWO really big secrets with you:
#1 We have to FIND ways that taste DELICIOUS to "sneak" the veggies into our system (if you don't love them) and ...
#2 This is the BIG one- Once we do start to get them back into our system, our bodies will actually start to CRAVE the good stuff once again!
This is really where the magic begins. You see when you start craving the GOOD stuff.... you get to satisfy all your food cravings WITHOUT ANY GUILT WHATSOEVER.
You get to eat stuff you ACTUALLY DESIRE!
The reason you'll start to CRAVE the carrots is simple. When your body is actually getting something it needs, like all the betacarotene and other phytonutrients that carrots provide, it will begin to want MORE of it.
So here's a way you can "trick" your body, your mind, and your taste buds into "loving carrots" - even if we really want the rich, creamy unhealthy Loaded Baked Potato Soup!
3 ACTION STEPS:
1.) Join me for a FREE Teleclass
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3.) Try this great recipe. Make this awesome, simple, but oh so creamy, delicious soup!
Curried Coconut Carrot Soup
1 tablespoon coconut oil (you can substitute a good quality butter)
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 (1/2 inch slice) peeled ginger, smashed
3 1/2 cups of carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup coconut milk
Good quality sea salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
Heat the oil over medium and add the garlic, ginger and curry powder. Saute for 2 minutes over medium low. Add the carrots and onions and saute for another minute. Add the stock and bring to a boil. When the soup has reached a full boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for roughly 20 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.
Remove from the pan and working in batches, use a blender to create a smooth soup.
Return to a saucepan and add the coconut milk, sea salt and pepper. Heat through. ENJOY!!
Eve Colantoni, CHC, is the lead Nutrition and Wellness educator at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, a leading integrative medical and dental center serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia metropolitan area, and founder and director of the Weight Loss for Tired People Nutrition Program.