Soups have got to be one of the best ideas when we’re in the process of losing weight.
They’re packed with goodness, low in calories and fill you up.
I like to have homemade veggie soup on the go during the week when I’m working from home. I have it for lunch and make enough to last a couple of days, then if I get peckish in the afternoon I can have some more without having to worry about adding too many calories.
At the end of the day if you know that lots of good veggies have gone into your soup, you can relax knowing you’re nourishing your body.
Throw it all in veggie soup
I do like to follow a recipe now and then to try something different, but mostly I just throw whatever I’ve got that needs using up in the pan, with a jug of stock and some nice herbs or spices.
What went in the soup today?
A handful of cherry tomatoes
1 yellow pepper
2 small onions
About a 1/4 of a cup of wholegrain rice (normally I’d add potatoes to thicken the soup, but I didn’t have any today so I thought rice would do the job fine)
Turmeric and black pepper
A jug of vegetable stock
Chop it, cook it, serve it… YUM!
Here’s what I do, I add a few squirts of olive oil spray to the pan, the onions, turmeric and black pepper. Give it a mix up just to get the flavours mixed in together and it looks fantastic. I like adding lots of yellows, red and orange. It always feels like I’m having a bowl of sunshine.
Then I throw in all the other veggies, give it a quick mix and pour on the jug of stock. I used 1 vegetable stock cube mixed with approximately 1 & 1/2 pints of water.
Bring it to the boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes with the lid on.
Mmm, the smell is wonderful.
Turn off the heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes and then blend with the hand blender (or whatever you use).
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