Tonight I wanted some soup. Well, actually I wanted a nice steak, but when I went digging through the freezer for that filet I had saved for ‘just the right time,’ it was nowhere to be seen. And then I remembered I had servied steak to my dad and my sister the last time they visited. And that was the end of the steak. So I started rummaging through the freezer–what kind of meat did I want? The pre-cooked shrimp with the tails removed looked promising. I counted out 12, 80 calories. Then I noticed a bag of roasted corn from Trader Joe’s next to the shrimp in the Freezer–1/2 cup, only 80 calories. I found a can of chopped tomatoes with roasted garlic in the cupboard, about 100 calories for the whole can. Added a few chopped green onions (easier than a big onion,) spices to taste (1/2 tsp chili, 1/2 tsp cumin, pepper, salt,) warmed it all up, and topped with 1/4 avocado, 80 calories. This made 2 big servings, and yes, I did scoop out the shrimp first and made sure there were 6 in each serving! So, 210 calories for a big cup of ‘homemade soup,’ which included the avocado topping. Yumm! I love tomatoes, and grew up loving canned tomatoes, so I think they are an easy and good base for a lot of different soups. You could get ‘no salt added’ if you are watching sodium intake, or you could start with fresh tomatoes, or make your own canned tomatoes. But wait. This was called Lazygirl Soup. I’ll make Energetic Girl Soup another day.