This is a rather tasty winter warmer soup. You can eat it by the bowl full if you’re an ‘eat loadser’. It’s also a handy snack if you’re doing the five two diet because it happens to be very low in calories.
Spicy Leek and Carrot soup – serves two
Ready in about 25 minutes (including preparation time)
2 leeks (approx 145 cals)
3 medium sized carrots (approx 100 calories)
half a can of sweetcorn (80 cals)
1 vegetable stock cube (I use Knorr) (34 cals)
clove of garlic (negligible)
1 chilli (negligible)
Smallish piece of fresh ginger (negligible)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of Marmite – optional (20 calories)
Chop carrots and leeks roughly, and finely chop chilli and ginger and crush garlic and place in saucepan.
Cover with three quarters of a pint of water. Add sweetcorn. Add stock cube and seasoning and Marmite if using. Heat and then simmer till cooked.
Top Tip. This tastes even better the day after (keep in fridge overnight). It’s less than 400 calories a pan (serves two) so makes a handy and quite filling lunch or part lunch if you are on a ‘fast day’ on the five two diet.