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Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup

Healthy Soup

When I’m on a quest to be super healthy (see what I did there??)

There is nothing I  crave more than a filling warm big bowl of chunky Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup.

So here’s my Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup slimming style

Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup SW

Free Creamy Vegetable soup?? Why?

I’ve seen many many Slimming Recipes for Vegetable Soup – all desperate to be Free.

BUT and here it is;  why be so low or free when using a slimmed milk makes the most creamy filling and satisfying soup ever!! I just don’t get it? Why not add slimmed milk rather than not?

It makes sooooo much differance and gives it it’s creamy texture.

Surely it’s better to eat amazing tasty filling soup than it is to not enjoy it as much and make it free. Anyway maybe that’s just me?

I tend to only blend half the soup and leave some of the veg whole. I’m sure it fills me up more?

This is such a satisfying soup I don’t even need bread with it  if I’m having it for lunch!

Batch Cooking Vegetable Soup?

Here’s my work lunch and some for the freezer too! I tend to double up!!

Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup SW

 

It freezes perfectly either in those zip lockable bags, or just tubs you already have (see mine!)

Get those Healthy Veggies in!

Soups are a great way to get those veggies in! Don’t feel limited to the veggies I’ve used, you could add celery, swede – whatever you like really!

Also a tip from me. Get the kids eating soup!! It’s such a master stroke to get all those nutrients inside. Why not ask them to help too?

Also it works perfectly fine with those veggies in the fridge that have possibly seen better days. You know those lurking!! That’s why I sometimes call this my ‘fridge soup’

So please have a go at my Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup SW style and let me know what you think!

And please feel free to add a little more water at the end, I like my soup fairy thick but there are no issues at all with diluting a little!

If you love this soup I think you might also like my Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato  soup have a look at those colours!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup

 

This hearty Healthy Cream Vegetable Soup is a recipe that’s perfect for the whole family, slimming or not!!

Now that’s a result! Why the hell would you want to cook twice?! 

 

Group

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Enjoy! Cx

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • Fry Light
  • 1 Onion, peeled and chopped (chunky)
  • 1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large Leek, chopped into 1cm rounds
  • 100g Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 200g Potatoes, peeled and in chunks
  • 1/2 head Cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 Pt Cold Water
  • 1/2 Pt Skimmed Milk
  • 2 Vegetable Stock Cubes
  • Handful Green Beans
  • Salt & Black Pepper

 

(additional water to dilute to preferred consistency)

Preparation Method

  1. Get yourself a large saucepan – I use the bottom of my steamer
  2. Spray with fry light and place on a high heat
  3. Add your Onions, garlic and Leeks and fry for 5 minutes, stirring often
  4. Next add your mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and cauliflower florets
  5. Then add your water and skimmed milk, crumble your stock cubes in and stir
  6. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes
  7. Finally add your green beans and Salt & pepper
  8. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until all your vegetables are soft
  9. Then carefully remove half your veggies and using a stick blender (or blender)  blend your soup
  10. Add your vegetables back and stir
  11. Taste and adjust the seasoning
  12. Enjoy

Comments

Claire says:
Thank you for this recipe - it looks delicious, and well worth the 1 syn I agree!
Leanne says:
Going to make this tonight
Margaret sinclair says:
Love this creamy veg soup on my second bacth lol
Rachael says:
Lovely soup can't seem to find how many calories it contains per serving
    Clare x says:
    Hi Rachael - I don't do calories - you could maybe work it out? xx Sorry
Babs Walden says:
Sounds wonderful, I will definitely be trying this recipe.
Kevin says:
Adding chilli helps makes you feel fuller which is why so many recipes from poorer countries are so spicy. Totally agree with leaving some chunky veg in there too. It's a soup not a smoothy.
Kevin says:
I find naan breads go really well with soups too. Add an apple and a banana for dessert and you have a super healthy lunch