Thursday, October 8, 2009

Filling Foods: Quick and Easy Soup

Hello everyone,

My name is Vivienne and you will usually find me over at Serendipidy. I was over the moon when Trish asked me to contribute to this fabulous blog supporting the 100 mile challenge. Now I know that this is mainly about fitness, but personally, I find healthy eating tends to go hand in hand with keeping fit, so I thought I would share some of the wonderful low fat and non fat recipes I like to use to help me keep my weight down.

The one thing I have learnt in the past year since getting into shape is that I need to eat food that will keep me full and that won't make me hungry again in an hour. So I have started to make a lot of my own soups as they always keep me full. I tend to eat them on a lunch time and they normally stave off hunger until tea time. I tend to make them in bulk and keep them in the fridge, so if I do get hungry, I can pop a cupful into the microwave and have a quick filling snack.

One of my favourite recipes is Spicy Tomato Soup,which I am going to share with you today.

Spicy Tomato Soup

Now I am girl who likes to really hot up her food. I would put Tabasco on everything if I was allowed. So this recipe is a little spicy, but you can tone it down by adding less chillies.


2 Red Chillies
2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes (400g = 1 cup)
2 tablespoons of sweetener
salt and pepper
1 and 1/2 pints of vegetable stock
4 tablespoons of passata ( sieved tomatoes)
A few drops of Tabasco
A dash of lime

1) Halve and deseed the chillies, then place in a food processor or a blender with all the other ingredients and blend it until it is smooth.

2) Transfer mixture to a saucepan and gently heat through. I normally leave it for about 10 minutes to simmer. That is it. Nice and simple soup. I would say it takes about five minutes to put together and before you know you have a non fat soup ready to drink.

Apparently if you add 4 tablespoons of vodka to it, you will have a Bloody Mary Soup, but I have never tried that.

I hope you enjoy trying the recipe. As the weeks go on, I will try and get some pictures up of the finished dishes, so you can see what they will look like. Good luck with your walking.


Trish said...

Sounds absolutely delicious! Being a southern girl, I like my food spicy as well--so bring on the Tobasco!

Thanks for the recipe Viv--this is perfect for the upcoming cooler weather.

Anonymous said...

Great recipe I'm going to use this really soon!!!

Katie said...

Sounds delish! So perfect for a cool fall day.

Lisa said...

I love pretty much every tomato soup I've ever had, so I suspect this would be a hit as well. It seems to be a family thing as The Pirate, who won't touch a tomato, loves tomato soup as well.

jonah and becky lang said...

Stumbled on your blog through Bethany. I love this idea. I have not exercised in more then 10 years. This spring I had my 3rd baby and watched my mother in law run her first marathon. It totally inspired me and now I have run more then 200 miles since June, and will run my first 1/2 marathon in 2 weeks. You can see my progress at marathonrunnermom at
I never thought this was possible and I am amazing myself!

Ceri said...

Good to see you over here, Viv. That soup sounds delicious. I'm addicted to soup - have hundreds of recipes for the stuff and I especially love spicy soup in winter. :-D I'll definitely be making this.