Making a Delicious Low Calorie Soup from Leftover Vegetables

Making a Delicious Low Calorie Soup from Leftover Vegetables

Posted 2016-09-05 by finyfollow

Due to having a high blood sugar level, and being on a low calorie diet once a week, I wanted something healthy, and different for my diet day.
This had me searching in the fridge and all I could come up with was a soup made from all the vegetables I had both in the fridge and growing in my garden.

I cooked this all up, and then decided to blend all the vegetables into the soup, along with a good dose of pepper and the result was really nice.

However I do not have exact quantities as just put in what I had....anything goes with a vegetable soup, though I did find a free range chicken neck, that the dogs would have got, and put that in also. Of course, leave this out if you want vegetarian!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: About 65 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
Broccoli
1 carrot
1 stick celery
A few Brussels sprouts
400 g mushrooms
1 onion
From my garden
Large handful of each:
Mizuna lettuce
Parsley
Japanese spinach

Method
  • Prepare the carrot, onion, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and celery.


  • I had also cooked some spinach a few days ago, and kept the water from this.

  • Add this water plus just cover the vegetables with water.

  • Bring to the boil, and boil for about 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile prepare the mushrooms, Mizuna, parsley, spinach and anything else you are using that does not take long to cook.

  • I added a few teaspoons of stock vegetable powder as well.

  • Add these, bring the soup back to the boil, and simmer for another 10 minutes or so.


  • Allow to cool slightly, and put the vegetables in a blender, or you can leave them whole if you prefer.


  • Put this mixture back into the soup, and you will have a thick, tasty, vegetable soup which is very low in calories, and very healthy. Ignore the dark green colour!

  • Serve with some wholemeal bread - it is also good to freeze.

  • Categories
    #healthy
    #family
    #dinner
    #snack
    #low_calorie
    #vegetarian
    #vegetables
    #soup
    #vegetable_soup
    #broth



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