If you have read my previous post, you will know that this week I have been suffering from the worst flu I have ever had!
Thankfully for me, I had planned my weekly meals.
One of these meals was lunch to take to work! Monday and Tuesday was a rice dish. The next 3 days was soup!
I find most shop bought soups don’t fill me up. I need my soup to be chunky and full of textures, so making my own is the perfect option.
On Tuesday evening, I had a Tesco delivery coming. With it was the key ingredient for my soup! Tesco does an amazing bag of chopped vegetable for soup. It is packed with chopped carrots, swedes, potatoes, onions and parsley. I know you can chop your own up, and it maybe slightly cheaper, but when you work full time, sometimes it’s worth taking a little shortcut.
The bag contains 720g, so makes 3 generous portions.
I pop this into my slow cooker along with a mug of dried red lentils, 1 pint vegetable stock, tin of chopped tomatoes and some ground pepper. I then leave it on low overnight. It is as simple as that!
If you like your soup smoother, just pop it into a blender. If you like it wetter, add more water ! It is really that easy!
Waking up Wednesday feeling as poorly as I did to such an easy tasty soup was heaven.
The plan was to spoon it into 3 microwaveable dishes for the week ahead, to put in my daily lunch boxes . Whilst I was no longer going to work, knowing I had 3 ready made, healthy lunches in my fridge, was a life saver!
This is one of the easiest, tastiest soups you will ever make. It took me seconds to throw it into the slow cooker, but will give me 3 days of lunches!
If that doesn’t get you running for your slow cooker how about the cost? This pot did 3 portions at around 60p a serving! The average chunky soup in a can costs from 75p to over £1!
Still not convinced? Ok! This is one of the easiest, tastiest soups you will ever make. How about it being totally free on Slimming World, compared to 5.5 syns and above for tinned chunky soups!
I read quite a lot that doing Slimming World is expensive. It doesn’t have to be! It also doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen!
Give it a try! Experiment with ingredients! You won’t regret it!