Coconut Yam Soup With Ginger and Lime

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8 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    Would sure love to see some nutritional value on this. But it looks delicious, I think I might try this and have it as a treat on the weekend.

    Coconut milk is extremely fatty.Healthy yes, but probably not the best choice if your in a burning fat stage.

  2. Rob says:

    Josh, Fat does not make you fat. You can consume 35% of your daily calories from fat and still lose body fat. I’m guessing you’re of the belief that you have to reduce fat to get into shape. I’m of the other camp.. that we must reduce calories and expend more energy than we consume to lose weight. Fat in fact, assists in the reduction of size.

    This meal supports fat loss, when eaten within your caloric needs and then there’s the nutritional quality of the coconut milk. That’s why it’s in there. Its not by accident.

  3. The recipe looks kick-ass Rob, it may be a little heavy in calories (due to the healthy fats from the coconut milk), but it is definitely a healthy recipe and it looks like a winner. I may make it over the weekend and let you know how it turns out.

    J

  4. Josh says:

    Rob,

    I do understand that fat is an important component of nutrition and that fat does not = body fat, in fact my current plan involves eating about 25%-30% fat of my daily caloric intake.

    Let me rephrase,

    Coconut milk is extremely fatty. Healthy yes, but be careful of portion control with this recipe as it is energy dense. As I was saying, it would be nice to have the nutritional information of this soup. It looks delicious ­čśë

    I have made similar soups with Butternut Squash, which is also very good.

  5. Rob says:

    Gotcha. So, for an average male being on a 2400 calorie a day meal program (at minimum), a serving of soup might be between 100 and 200 calories. At 5 meals a day, that average man would want to consume an average of 500 calories per meal (give or take). With breakfast being the largest meal, and lunch being the second largest, calories for those meals would be higher, say 800 and 700 for example.

    A bowl of this soup along with a protein component, a salad, some steamed veggies, should fit in there just fine.

    This is definitely a soup I’d want to eat before 4:00 so that the carbs and the fat are used as energy earlier on in the day. I, and I’m speaking about myself here, would probably not have this soup after 4:00 pm unless it was a higher carb day for me.

    Josh, you hit the nail on the head when you said portion control. Some people are on a program to get to a specific goal. Some people are at that goal and want to maintain and others simply want good food choices that are healthy.

    So, this recipe option fits into any of those categories, and we must make the choice to portion control or not, depending on our goals.

    It’s yummy alright! Very yummy. Everything goes better with Habanero Garlic chili oil though :-)

  6. Stacey Burke says:

    Great recipe! Keep them coming!

  7. Dennis Blair says:

    Wow! This sounds (and looks) amazing!

  8. This recipe sounds delicious and healthy too. Coconut has amazing healing properties; much more than just the nutrients it provides.

    I will definitely be making this soup soon.

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