Winter Vegetable Soup

The 2013 health kick is going well. Isn't it amazing how full you can feel on less calories?!

I was stuck for something to have for lunch yesterday, and really wanted soup. I managed to whip this up in under an hour. It freezes great and tastes amazing!

All I did was throw some veggies in a pan. You use any veggies you want, I just used what was left over from the holiday period.

This is my first 100% Helen original recipe. I hope you like it!

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Winter Vegetable Soup

Serves - 4
Calories per serving (2 cups) - 167

Ingredients:
1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped.
4 carrots, peeled and chopped.
1 tbsp olive oil.
1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock.
2 onions, diced.
1 potato, peeled and chopped.
1 tsp black pepper.
1 tsp salt.
1 tsp garlic powder.
1/2 tsp onion powder.
1 tsp dried mixed herbs.

Method:
Place the olive oil in a hot pan and add the butternut squash and carrots. Fry for a few minutes until the veggies have some colour on them.
Add 1 pint of the vegetable stock. Place the lid on the pan and boil for 10 minutes.
Leave the veggies to cool, and then purée. I did this with a hand blender.

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Add the other 1/2 pint of vegetable stock, onions and potato to the pan. Replace the lid and simmer for 10 minutes, until the onions and potato are tender.
Stir in the black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and dried mixed herbs.
Serve piping hot with some crusty bread.

Delicious!

I always find lunches difficult. What is your favourite thing to have for lunch?

8 comments

Emily B said...

Looks delicious! I think I'm gonna try to make it this weekend. I love squash ;-)

Emily B said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks delicious! I think I'm gonna try to make it this weekend. I love squash and was in need of some healthy recipes:-)

Chloe West said...

Yum, I love vegetable soups! Sounds amazing! You're right, though, lunches are always difficult. I almost always find myself eating cereal for lunch!
I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party!
http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/2013/01/craft-yourself-crazy-link-party-1.html

Chloe

Kimberley Tobin said...

Looks delicious! And totally good for you too! I bet that would be awesome on a cold winter day!

LeiShell said...

I make soups a few times a week. Gonna have to add this one:)

Jennifer said...

This sounds delicious. I might have to try it.

Angela Paris said...

Hello there, dear friend- Thanks so much for coming by to link up on the Grow Your Blog Hop today! This soup looks delish - I love a good warm soup on a cold day - it's 5 below here today - BRRRR!

Bobi Jensen said...

Yum, I love vegetable soups!

Bobi
http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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