It's no surprise I love soup, you will find quite a few different recipes here on Slimming Eats.
It's always a great meal for making up a batch off, you can tub up and then add some to your fridge or freezer and just heating up when needed.
Soups can be combination of anything really, but the best are usually vegetables and then some type of grain or protein or even both. As it makes it much more high satiety and you don't miss that buttered white bread that most of us become accustomed to dipping in our soup. Definitely a habit to nip in the bud, if you really want that bread and butter, you can have it, it just might take up you days worth of calories (or more sometimes).
The combination of the sweetness of the sweet potato and the spicy chilli in this soup is delicious made more bulky with the addition of some rice. It feels like a complete meal.
It is also gluten and dairy free and vegetarian friendly. Although some protein such as some shredded cooked chicken would be a great variation to add to this.
This is one I like to have a least one tub of made up and in my freezer.
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 1 leek, finely sliced
- 300g (10.5oz) of sweet potato or butternut squash, chopped
- 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- salt and black pepper
- 1.5 litres (6.25 cups) of vegetable stock
- ½ cup (80g) of uncooked long grain rice
- freshly chopped Italian parsley or coriander
- low calorie spray
- Spray a large saucepan over a medium high heat with some spray oil
- Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot,and leek and cook until softened.
- Add the tomato paste, paprika, chilli and sweet potato and stir to evenly coat.
- Add the stock, bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer for 45 mins.
- Roughly blend with a hand blender, still keeping some chunks.
- Season with some salt and pepper as needed.
- Add the rice, bring to a boil and then reduce heat again, cover and simmer until rice is cooked.
- Top with freshly chopped Italian parsley or coriander
- Serve and enjoy!!!
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 151Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 444mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 3g
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