Comfy Hearty Winter Food

With the winter well and truly upon us, I wanted to share one of my favourite meals. This is so versatile can have for lunch or dinner. Great way your five a day, rich in protein, iron and fibre. All the nutritious goodness in a bowl. Yes Soup…

Healthy Hearty Warming Soup

Here is a recipe of one my favourites soup. Easy to cook and home and can be frozen in portions for lunch or dinner (tea as its know up north).


Makes 4 servings
225 g (8 oz) red lentils
1 1/2 litre (3 pints) vegetable stock or 5 tsp Swiss vegetable Bouillon dissolved in 1 litre water
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes or sweet potatoes, diced
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
225 g ( 8oz) swede/turnips/parsnips/courgettes/cauliflower/celery/leek (this is optional but for it is essential when in season)

1 Place the lentils in a large saucepan with the vegetable stock and boil for 10 minuts. Alternatively, cook in a pressure cooker (worth investing) for 3 minutes then release.
2 Add all the vegetables, bring back to the boil and simmer for a further 15-20 minutes until the vegetables and lentils are soft (or cook in the pressure cooker fro a further 3 minutes).
3 Season with sea salt and pepper.
4 For a smooth soup, liquidise the soup in a blender. For a thick soup, blend half the soup in the blender and return to the pan. And for a chunky soup, serve straight from the saucepan.

Per serving
Energy   195kcal
Protein 14g 28% energy
Fat 0.9g 4% energy
Carbohydrate 35g 68% energy
Fibre 3.7g

author: Valentine

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