South Beach Diet - Carrot or pumpkin for vegie soup

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07-09-2004, 06:47 PM
It is sooooo cold today that I NEED some soup. I have soup mix that contains split peas (p1 legal), barley (p2 legal) and lentils (p1 legal) and my Mum's recipe uses celery, onion and carrots. I will leave out the meat and make a vegie soup. I know the carrots are limited in phase two and I thought about substituting them for pumpkin but can't find any information about pumpkin. Which is better to use? Carrot or pumpkin?

07-09-2004, 07:09 PM
Hi, Chick on the Beach!

Carrots are better. Pumpkin is allowed on Phase 2, but according to the GFGCG, you can only use 1/2 cup and it's "Very Limited" I would go with carrots.

Soup sounds great! Enjoy! (and check out the extensive soups and stews for both Phase 1 and 2 in the recipe forum)

07-11-2004, 07:18 PM
What about using sweet potato?

07-11-2004, 08:01 PM
Is sweet potato better than carrot? I put three carrots in a huge pot full and only used about 2/3rds of a cup of soup mix. I will keep making soup over the next few months though so am trying to figure out how to stay on plan.

07-11-2004, 11:20 PM
Holy! No, it's not! Sorry... I just checked the carb count. Sweet potato is a lot higher than carrot. :yikes:

07-12-2004, 12:18 AM
I will stick with carrot then!