Fitness Fridays: My Love Letter to Carbs (Pizza Soup Recipe)

I love most carbs. Heck, I love all carbs. I’m not sure I have ever come across a carb I didn’t like. I love when I’m training for a longer race and get to eat all more of the carbs. I’m talking about those good, white, nothing-really-healthy carbs here!

The problem is: carbs like me, too. They like to hang around as fat. Let me just say before some peoples’ underwear get in a bunch – I don’t want a lesson on how your body processes carbs. I KNOW HOW IT DOES IT! I know the science behind it, I will talk about it for hours.

But most people don’t want to hear the science behind it. Plus, talking about carbs in the health/fitness world is like a political debate at my momma’s table between me the sister and the brother; it can get ugly FAST!

So, yea, me and carbs- it’s a love/hate thing. All this leads up to basically saying:  here is a low carb soup my family will eat. Please know I do not have my boys follow any type of “diet”, but when I can cut down on my meal prep and help the grocery budget out by feeding us all the same thing, I do!

I call this Pizza Soup, so my kids will eat it, but really it is like a tomato soup, and  with  the cauliflower it’s very filling.

Here is how you make it…

(Or just skip this and I have the steps at the bottom.)

Take a head of cauliflower and chop it and throw it in a pot. Boil it  until it is nice and soft.

Take a head of cauliflower and chop it and throw it in a pot. Boil it until it is nice and soft.

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After it is finished cooking, put the cauliflower into a blender. I poured the water it cooked in into the blender to help it blend. I then added more water until I had reached a consistency I liked.

Next, I poured my cauliflower back into the empty pot it had cooked in.  I added two cans of organic tomato sauce. The cans I used were 8ounces. Rookie mistake- I have no picture of this step. If you get completely lost, please email me (fitnessfridays23@gmail.com) and I can send some reenactment pictures.

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I say add a heaping teaspoon of these( Garlic Powder, Basil, Oregano, Parsley) to the soup. Now, I like garlic and parsley better than the other two, so I added a little more of those.

Stir everything really well and let it cook for awhile on low.

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Serve it up with some turkey pepperonis and pizza cheese and, there it is, Pizza Soup!

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The boys added some cheddar bunnies to their soup along with the cheese and turkey pepperonis.

Ok -some hints: I do not have a fancy blender (or even a good blender) and it can make this soup.  And as far as the seasoning goes, use what you have on hand or what you like.  I hope y’all enjoy this as much as my crew did.

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Abby

Also the plug for Instagram: @fitnessfridays23!! I post workouts!!

3 thoughts on “Fitness Fridays: My Love Letter to Carbs (Pizza Soup Recipe)

  1. What an interesting soup. I love the idea of it and mostly the name. Bravo to ya and Thank you for another good eats to add to my lists of favorite foods (soups) Carbs and I too have a love, hate relationship. I love all carbs, but they make me plump too. So I must watch what I eat as well.. Take care and Happy blogging to ya…

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