It’s Thursdays with Trina and eating clean is our topic today.  I’m a busy Mom of 3, wife, business owner and unless it’s scheduled it’s not happening.  I love to cook, sometimes I think I should have been a chef rather than a Trainer.  The biggest complaint from my clients is “I have no time”.  People, you just have to make the time, plain and simple.  Plan ahead and make it happen.  Unless you’d rather eat from a box of chemicals and ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. No thank you!

Monday we had a giant snow storm and that just happens to be grocery shopping day.  No meat in the house and an almost empty fridge makes for some creativity that has to kick.  Here is a delicious all vegetarian soup that is great to boost your immune system and help you get or stay lean.

Clean Roasted Veggie Soup

Clean-Roasted-Veggie-Soup3 organic carrots

1 large onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 large sweet potato

3 celery stalks

3 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil *EVOO

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 container of low sodium organic chicken broth either home made

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Chop all veggies in about half inch cubes, long slices of celery is fine – place whole cloves of garlic on a roasting pan and all other veggies

Drizzle with 3tsp of EVOO and a little himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste

Roast at 375 for 40 minutes (just enough that the veggies are a little soft)

Stove top – add all of your chicken broth and transfer all veggies into the pot, simmer for a 5-10 minutes for the flavours to settle

Puree with a hand blender, the Vitamix or Blendtec – make sure you leave it with a bit of consistency so it’s not fully pureed

Optional:  add some plain yogurt to top if off with some protein

Clean-Roasted-Veggie-Soup

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I forgot to take a photo before I started devouring it!

Roasted veggie soup 3

This time I was extremely limited with the amount of veggies that were in my fridge but you can add anything.  Normally I add zucchini, tomatoes, red peppers and any other fresh veggies that I like.  Don’t be afraid to try different things, this recipe is almost fool proof *just remember not to burn the roasted veggies 🙂

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