It’s always a good day to have soup! I’m the only one in my family that really likes soup much, but I could eat some sort of soup every day regardless of the season! It’s hot here in Texas but to me, soup is always the perfect meal. It has absolutely everything for a healthy, filling meal in one bowl! This Vegan Italian Lentil Mushroom Soup with Pasta is super flavorful, easy to make and incredibly healthy. Let me break down the health benefits of a few of the main ingredients….
Sometimes you just need a practical recipe (not really a recipe, just a method) to have on hand that is a basis of a new or old family favorite. This Homemade Vegetable Broth is fat free, delicious and all it costs you is vegetable scraps, some veggies you already have, some water and optional seasoning! The beauty of it besides it’s crazy-cheap, is it’s made in your kitchen from your own vegetable scraps and your clean water. Just keep a freezer bag in your freezer and add your vegetable scraps until it’s full, then you’ll be ready to make your own broth that you know is made of fresh water, is free of oil, salt, gluten and chemicals. And, it’s super tasty and so easy!
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I get overwhelmed by the busyness of everyday life sometimes! So, I try to stop the world, get on my treadmill, and run/walk to burn off steam, clear my head and torch some excess calories. It’s so true what they say about ‘endorphins’: when you exercise, your body releases them and interacts with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain and also triggers a positive feeling in the body. What a wonderful way to get a feeling of well-being, just by moving! Running really clears my mind of clutter, and when I listened to this song while on the treadmill today, I felt like God was speaking to me right where I was, running and sweating! He clearly takes advantage of situations when He can speak to us via His Word, praise songs, people, and yes, even pets. Anyway, I’ve listened to this song many times before, but hearing it today while running, I really felt God dropped a message of Him being here for me, down into my heart, it was such a memorable moment. ♥