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Low Cal Vegetable Soup

So here’s some bad news in the world of Palindrome Poppet… my new workplace doesn’t have a microwave!!!

After living off reheated healthy meals, it’s definitely been a shock to the (digestive) system, but I’m thinking of investing in a new thermos type container to keep some food warm. Come autumn I’m definitely going to be craving warm stews and hot soup. If you’ve got something like the aforementioned container that works well, do let me know where I can get one!

Anyway, here’s a light, low cal vegetable soup – perfect for those cooler days in summer when you want something filling but not too rich.

Ingredients:

2 x Large plates of mixed vegetables
1/2 x Large Total yoghurt tub
1 x Stock cube
Hot water

Steps

1. You can pretty much use whatever vegetables you want in this recipe. If you’re short on time you can use those packets of prepared vegetables, or if you have more time you can grab a bunch of carrots, onions, broccoli, cauliflower etc and prepare it that way.

2. If you want, you can also lightly roast (no more than a teaspoon of oil) some peppers and onions on a baking tray and whack them in later too.

3. Place all your root vegetables into the slow cooker/a heavy bottomed pan and make up enough stock with the stock cube and hot water to fully submerge the vegetables. Leave on a steady heat for as long as possible, until all of the vegetables are super soft.

4. Turn off the heat and leave to cool. You might want to move the mixture into a different pan as the heavy bottomed pans and slow cookers retain heat. Place your roasted vegetables on some kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil.

5. Once the slow cooker mixture has cooled, blend up all of the vegetables (included the roasted), stock and half of the tub of Total yoghurt into a smooth, creamy mixture.

6. Return to the slow cooker or pan and reheat until the mixture is hot and bubbling. If the consistency is too thick add a little bit of water or semi skimmed milk, ensuring it is full mixed in. Make sure you add seasoning to taste as you go along.

7. Serve up into bowls. If you want some form of crouton/bread to go with it you can but bear in mind it’ll add extra calories.

Have you got a favourite soup flavour?

 

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