Here are some low-carb soup recipes so you can warm yourself up without worrying about ODing on calories.
We aren’t advocates of a low-carb diet, especially when there are certain risks for women. But we all know how soups – especially the addictively tasty ones – can cause us to take more than we should, unwittingly busting our daily calorie requirements.
To ensure a more balanced diet, opt for a low-carb soup that contains lots of vegetables. Here are some of our favourites.
For a really green soup, use the nutrient-packed broccoli. People who don’t love eating crunchy veggies can try this. You won’t get an overpowering broccoli taste, but a creamy and toned-down version instead. It’s a great source of vitamins K and C, folic acid, potassium, and fibre too.
The classic chicken soup recipe is easier than most people think. You can throw in more vegetables like carrots and go easy on potatoes for a low-carb version. Try this recipe instead of using sodium-rich flavouring cubes.
This Korean take on spicy soup is full of fermented kimchi that will aid digestion. It also contains pork, spring onions, tofu and cabbage. Even if you decide to go vegetarian, the tofu will still provide sufficient protein.
You basically throw all your leftover veggies into this tomato-based soup! As it gets taste and sweetness from the vegetables, add as much as you like and enjoy – you might even forget about having it with rice or bread.
(Also read: 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkins)