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1 Jan 13
from Jackie J
75g dried red lentils, rinsed
2 onions, peeled and left whole
3 red peppers, split and seeds out
fresh tomatoes about 5-6 med depending on size (mine were cherry toms and I used about 15)
2 chilli peppers (more or less or none!)
3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
spray or teaspoon max olive oil
2 pints chicken or veg stock
a sprig of fresh rosemary and 1 of thyme chopped or you could use fresh parsley instead but put that in at the end
Works out at around 149cals a big bowlful depending on how much oil (these cals are for 10ml oil) and is very satisfying. You can make it without the lentils for 109 cals per bowl. If you use spray oil its even less.
10 Jan 13
Here’s another great soup recipe I have tweaked for 5:2 and which I have already posted on ‘Another’ 5:2 forum (where I post as Laska42)
Red Cabbage and Beet Borscht
This makes a rather startling colour but filling and earthy tasting soup (and has no pretensions towards being ‘the real thing’), but is great for a fast day.
Serves 6 at 667 cals for the whole recipe so about 111 a portion
200g Potato chopped but skin left on
1 pack of 4 Cooked Beetroot In Natural Juices (Sainsburys sell this as do many other supermarkets) ,
2 Medium Onion –
1 Celery stalk, medium
1 large Carrot
Half a Red Cabbage chopped
Smoked Pancetta 110g, 1 pack
400g can Tinned chopped Tomatoes
Caraway Seed I teaspoon
Dried Dill half teaspoon
Fresh – Dill, small packet
Chicken (or veggie) Stock Cube, 1 cube
Splash of red wine or cider vinegar
Chop up celery onion carrot into small dice , Fry off with pancetta in large pans until soft and then drain off excess fat. (or if making veggie version use spray oil for this stage) .
Thinly slice potatoes (I left the skins on) and add to the pot with caraway seeds and dried dill. Add made up stock add to cover and simmer until pots are tender.
Shred cabbage and chop beetroot and add to the pot with the tinned tomatoes .salt and pepper to taste and simmer until cabbage is tender.
Add chopped fresh dill and splash of vinegar to taste and liquidise.
I like mine with a little crumbled feta on top and a splash of hot sauce (of course as it’s me!) ..though you could have half fat crème fraiche or sour cream
if you have the calories
A veggie version (no pancetta) will be only 542 for the whole recipe and 90cals a portion!!
5 Apr 13
I am allergic to fish, except for canned tuna! What can I replace it with that is low calorie for fast days?
20 Sep 13
Both soups sound great but I am about to start my first fast day on Monday and they both serve 6. I’m doing this on my own (hubby works away all week) so was wondering if you could freeze them. This will be a bit of an adventure for me as I’m not a very good cook
24 Sep 13
Just tried your soup recipe – really tasty and filling. Thank you will use that again.
1 Oct 13
Have just made Mr L’s carrot, lentil etc soup. It is the most heavenly thing, tasty, filling & warming. my 10 year old son loves it too. Totally & utterly delicious. Thank you!
17 Nov 13
Assuming we leave the tomatoes whole for this, is this correct? Going to make it tomorrow.
14 Jan 14
That sounds very tasty, will try it soon. It’s only the end of my first fast day so am looking for tempting recipes just like this to keep me on track. Thank you!
15 Aug 19
Delicious, except that I would have had between 30g and 50g of lentils just for myself, never mind for 6 people 😊
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