Fall Soups & Easy Dinners (The Domestic Geek)

One of my favorite vloggers, The Domestic Geek, is sharing soup ideas through October 2016!  She also has a new e-book w/ soup recipes; you can download and share w/ family & friends who are looking to get/stay fit (just look at those who eat it regularly).


Below are dinner ideas (my friend is trying the shrimp one)!

Summer Recipes (The Domestic Geek)

Summer is here (time DOES fly in your 30s)!  And after about a month of NOT eating so well and feeling lethargic, I’m trying to be healthier and cook more.  I’m also starting a boot camp later in June (my 1st try- wish me luck). Here are a FEW recipes that I think anyone can make (and they look yummy, too)!

Alyssia Sheikh (Mind Over Munch) joins The Domestic Geek to share BLD (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) bowls. I esp. like the Mediterranean dinner bowl!

Here are three more bowls; I esp. like the lunch one.  And the gals discover 3 DIFFERENT ways to pronounce “pecans” (LOL)!

Low Cal Meal Ideas (Good Housekeeping)


  • 3/4 cup bran flakes (ex: Fiber One), 1 banana, 1 cup fat-free milk
  • Smoothie: Blend 1 cup frozen berries, 1/2 banana, and 8 ounces fat-free milk.
  • 1 cup Cheerios, 1/2 cup berries, 1 tsp. slivered almonds, 8 oz. fat-free milk
  • Oatmeal: In the microwave, cook 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats with 3/4 cup fat-free milk, 1/2 apple, chopped, 1 teaspoon honey, and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • 1 toasted frozen waffle, spread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and topped with 1/2 sliced banana


  • Sandwich: 1 mini whole wheat pita, 3 oz. turkey breast, 1/2 roasted pepper, 1 teaspoon light mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce; 1 stick part-skim mozzarella string cheese; 2 kiwi fruits
  • Tuna pita: 1 mini whole wheat pita, 2 ounces water-packed light tuna, 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, mustard, cucumber and onion slices; 10 baby carrots; 6 ounces light yogurt mixed with 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup tomato soup; sandwich: 1 mini whole wheat pita, 3 ounces thinly sliced roast beef, 1 teaspoon horseradish, mustard, tomato slices, lettuce; 1 cup raw veggies; 1 pear


  • 4 oz. broiled flounder or sole; 2 sliced plum tomatoes sprinkled with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, broiled until just golden; 1 cup cooked couscous; 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 4 oz. steamed shrimp; 1 baked potato topped with 3 tablespoons salsa and 1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream; 3 cups spinach, steamed
  • 3 oz. poached salmon; slaw: Toss 1 1/4 cups coleslaw mix and 2 sliced green onions with 2 tbsp. fat-free dressing; 3/4 cup cooked brown rice