Nutrition Reboot Course

 

 

 

So 2018 has started with a fabulous new group I'm running, with some great women looking to begin the year with a re-boot to their food intake. It really is a pleasure to talk about losing weight through healthy eating & not the dreaded d word. There is no denying ourselves, we are just all about enjoying the best of the delicious foods out there in a way that I KNOW is sustainable! Even better, is that everyone is supporting each other & sharing their own ideas each week.

 

Tonight I'm sharing the basics of making a soup alongside recipes that are tried & tested. But if you're new to soup try starting with these easy steps

 

How to Make Any Vegetable Soup in a Few Quick Steps

  1. Heat saucepan with a little bit of olive oil or coconut oil.

  2. Add chopped onions, garlic, celery.

  3. Cook until translucent, approx 5-10 mins.

  4. Now add vegetables: root, green, cruciferous. Chop up small for speed.

  5. Add a protein for increased nutritional value: a cup of red lentils cooks in 8 mins, or a tin of butter beans, chickpeas, borlotti beans are all easy & delicious.

  6. Season with salt & pepper, but then try other flavours too: curry powder, ground cumin, turmeric, chili, smoked paprika, fresh ginger, chopped herbs

  7. Cover with a couple of pints of stock. Other options tins of tomatoes / coconut milk

  8. Simmer for 10 -20 mins

  9. Blend as much or little as you want - chunky soup is nice, depending on ingredients.

  10. Garnish for added texture & flavour:

  • toasted seeds

  • toasted chopped nuts

  • finely chopped basil/dill/coriander/parsley

  • drizzle of oil

  • diced avocado

  • spoon of fresh tomato salsa

  • sprinkle of parmesan

  • squeeze of orange/ lime

  • small dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche

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