I have been detoxing and whilst its been great health wise I don’t seem to be shifting any weight, but I think I might have found the answer, Soup!
I always hated soup as a child, I expanded my palate as a teenager and embraced tomato soup, from a tin, Heinz of course! But that was it for me, I never progressed any further into the world of soup. I have since tried a few other tinned options last week I had a particularly disgusting soup in a tin from M&S, their carrot and coriander, which was so foul both my son and myself couldn’t even eat it. I have pushed the boat out to try the new ‘luxury’ soups, those that come in plastic tubs and are sometimes labelled as organic and fresh. Still I remain unimpressed, they either taste bland or simply horrible.
Home made soups are neither of those things! they are tasty, in fact I would go as far as to say they are delicious! And they are filling and largely low fat, who knew they would be unrecognisable from the hideous stuff you get in tins. So far I have made Carrot and Coriander, Creamy Red Pepper, Versatile Vegetable soup, Mixed Spicy Vegetable, and Stilton and Leek. I am eating them for lunch and sometimes for my evening meal too. I am not having mine with bread, rather I make them quite thick and eat them just as they are.
I am on a mission to find new soup recipes which I will share on here. Most of the recipes I have used so far have been from the recipe site Allrecipes.co.uk Creamy Red Pepper Soup which has recipes and reviews from users or the site BBC Good Food this link takes you to a basic vegetable soup that you can add to and alter, if you read the comments too they give you lots of helpful ideas and experiences. The other thing I love about soup is that even if you don’t have all the ingredients it doesn’t seem to matter too much, as you can swap things in and out.
I already feel that I am starting to lose weight since introducing the soups. I took my measurements and weight at the beginning of my 30 day shred programme, so in 9 days I will redo all those and let you know how I have got on.