This Mediterranean vegetable soup is just 100 calories per serving and at the same time it’s full of flavour and extremely filling. If you’re feeling that you’ve over indulged a little recently, then this soup is a great aid to weight loss and will help you get right back in shape again!
Why I Love This Mediterranean Vegetable Soup
- Lynne’s mum introduced it to me and because it makes so much (about 8 portions) there’s plenty to go into the freezer for meal prep for the week(s) ahead.
- Everything just gets chopped up and goes into the same pot, cooked together. There is no need for any sautéing.
- It is so tasty! By using a classic combination of Mediterranean vegetables you get that tomato taste of a classic Mediterranean vegetable soup but so much richer.
- Because it’s so low in calories (100 per serving) but filling and nutritious, it’s the soup I ate the most of when I was getting myself properly in shape back when I discovered the 80/20 rule.
- I know this soup will help you too, if you’re just beginning your weight loss journey and embracing a new healthy lifestyle.
You will need your largest soup / casserole pot for this Mediterranean vegetable soup.
I like to puree all of the soup, once the vegetables are cooked, but if you prefer a “chunkier” soup then just puree half of the vegetables instead.
You know folks, sometimes I’m surprised by the power of good food in the way it can suddenly change your whole outlook on the particular time or day you’re at.
Half an hour ago I was looking out of the window here in Glasgow at the grey and rainy day, on this Easter weekend, longing for just a little bit of spring sunshine appearing.
Now, as I sit here typing up this delicious Mediterranean vegetable soup recipe, having just had a bowl, I’m struck by just how much more energized and enthusiastic I suddenly feel.
It’s true that good healthy food changes your perception and how you feel about things and yourself. I put it down to the colourful array of Mediterranean vegetables and flavours mingled into one in this soup. It’s a ray of Mediterranean sunshine, especially when there isn’t any outside.
Anyway, I’m sure you’ll agree when you try this yourself. Oh and here’s hoping for some signs of spring here this coming weekend. Hope you have a good one!
What kind of foods change your mood outlook suddenly?
- 800 g 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 8 carrots peeled and chopped
- 4 small onions peeled and chopped
- 4 small courgettes (zucchini) chopped
- 1 leek chopped
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 1 slice wholemeal bread toasted and cut up into small croutons
- Place all the ingredients into a large soup pan and cover.
- Bring the soup to the boil and then turn down to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender.
- Puree the soup in a blender. Or, for a chunky soup puree half of the quantity
- Serve topped with the wholemeal croutons.
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And thanks Amanda Thursday’s thinking out loud!