Diet Recipe for Slimming Squash Soup

Diet Recipe for Slimming Squash Soup

A filling, low-calorie soup could be the key to slimming success.

When you’re trying to lose weight, this quick, easy, warming recipe will keep you satisfied – without the fat or calories.

Ideally, a low fat soup recipe should be included in all slimming diets because according to research, it literally fills you up and keeps hunger at bay for longer than a solid meal.

Packed with vitamins and fibre, but no fat, this recipe for slimming squash soup can be made in under half an hour and when you’ve had your fill, the remainder can be frozen in individual portions sizes for next time. The recipe can be adapted to taste, but as you will see from the ingredients listed, there is no added fat and the soup consists mainly of healthy vegetables. You may wish to use only one stock cube, or omit stock altogether and add more herbs and spices if your diet requires a lower salt content.

The recipe makes six medium bowls of soup, each bowl containing approximately 30 cals.

Slimming Squash Soup

Ingredients:

To Make Six Medium Bowls or Four Large Ones

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed.
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 pints chicken stock (made with 2 stock cubes)
  • 4 sticks celery
  • Large bunch thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ red chilli

Method:

First chop and peel the butternut squash carrots and chicken stock cubes, cover with water in a large pan and put on a moderate heat to cook. Now chop onions, celery and garlic add the chilli and place in a large frying pan with the bay leaf and 100ml water, turning on the heat and stirring constantly until the onions are cooked and soft in texture. Now add the thyme (don’t worry about taking the leaves off the woody stalk because it will be blended anyway) and chopped chilli to the onion mixture and stir, turn off the heat. When the butternut squash and the carrots are cooked, pour the contents of the pan (including stock) into the frying pan with the onions and combine all the ingredients roughly.

Now blend the ingredients with a hand blender, or pour the ingredients into a standard blender (this may have to be done in several batches depending on the size of the blender).

Once all the mixture is blended (as thick or thin as you like) reheat and serve topped with a sprig of thyme.

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