Friends, sometimes we eat a small meal (which is the case when we want to lose a couple of pounds) and then want to eat something else. Go ahead– have some Mushroom Barley Soup. Is it possible to get slim when you feel like eating all the time? Yes, it is! Breakthrough research has taken the traditional diet soup to a whole new level, and my recipe combines diet scientists’ newest waist-shrinking favorites– barley, mushrooms and kale. The result is nutritionally powerful. Barley triggers get-skinny hormones. Barley is layer upon layer of fiber boasting 400% more fiber than brown rice. It also delivers protein and antioxidents which enhance hunger control and metabolism. Ultra low calorie mushrooms have a meaty flavor while delivering vitamin D. Any dark greens are good, but kale gives us 134% of vitamin C. I’m making this soup as I’m writing this post and took the photo before adding kale and carrots. Follow directions for barley on the bag or bring beef broth (8 cups) to a boil and then drop in the barley and simmer about 40 minutes. While it’s cooking, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Add 2 cups chopped onion, 6 diced carrots, chopped white or cremini mushrooms, garlic if desired, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce. 1 teaspoon vinegar, and some chopped kale or spinach. Is it lunchtime yet? Enjoy 3 generous servings. I promise you’ll eat intelligent portions for dinner!