At this time of year I’m such a big lover of soup for lunch and always make sure my freezer is stuffed to the brim of different varieties of soup that I have batched cooked. It is great knowing that I have healthy meals stored in the freezer for quick and easy lunches or dinners when I come home late from work.
What I love about soup is how comforting it is; it’s just like a hug in a bowl. With such an abundance of seasonal vegetables around right now you are hardly limited by the type of soup you can make. Whilst rummaging in my fridge the other week I picked out some leftover roasted veggies and decided to make a hug in a bowl for my lunch.
Ingredients (makes 4 large servings)
2 cups swede
3 cups squash (I used butternut squash)
2 red onions
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. of dried oregano
1 litre of vegetable stock
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare the vegetables. Roast the vegetables until tender and golden. Combine the vegetables, stock, herbs and seasonings in a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour in a sauce pan and leave to simmer and reduce for at least 20 minutes.
Then there is nothing else left to do but to enjoy!
I’ve been eating soup non-stop recently you can check out my other soup recipes on my recipe page. Although I still love my salads and smoothies I think soups are a great way to add to your 5-a-day in the colder months. There is nothing better than a lunch that is healthy and nutritious but also warms you up too!
What is your favourite flavour of soup? Do you prefer to make your own or buy from the supermarkets?