Tips for Making Soup

Try these tips for making soup. Making homemade soups is easy and economical and you end up with a healthy meal. Great when you're trying to follow a healthy diet plan

such as a soup and smoothie diet.

For the best taste buy fresh, crisp seasonal vegetables and use as soon as possible.

If you shop in bulk once a week, use up vegetables such as spinach first, before it starts to wilt. Vegetables such as broccoli should keep a few days longer, carrot and pumpkin even longer.

Some soups can be prepared in stages. I often roast peppers and tomatoes for soup, skin them and then keep in a covered container in the fridge for a day or two before I actually get around to making the soup.

Have a ‘Soup-Sunday” when you prepare 2 or 3 different soups to see you through the next week. This works really well if you also like to shop once a week, especially at weekends. Be prepared to have a few saucepans on the go at one time and to rinse your blender out once or twice between soups. You’ll also need plenty of freezer containers to store the soups.

Make double the recipe and eat soup together with your family – the addition of a healthy cheese on wholewheat toast transforms this into a filling nutritious meal for children.

Most of the recipes included in these pages make 3-4 servings. You can freeze any leftover soup in individual portions so you always have a variety of healthy soups on hand when you don’t have time to prepare from scratch.

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