Roll on the reduced aisle I say and while the transitional Autumn period can’t make its mind up about the weather, the bargains I keep finding suggest that about people’s buying habits at the minute too. That’s what supermarket’s surplus stock is telling me anyhow and since I have to go to my local coop daily to use their post office, I always meander to the cheap sections and came up trumps this morning… hopefully I won’t be literally!
So this is today’s soup combination: 19p for a pack of 4 apples, 19p for a pair of leeks (or even better if you have home grown). I will always have a place in my stomach for a bowl of home made soup; it’s warming, comforting and filling when packed with veg and works out approx 12p per portion. Cheaper than chips and tastes lush!
I didn’t do any sautéing this time as I don’t have the time, so simply threw my ingredients in and sprayed with some Tesco Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the end to serve along with a grating of low fat cheddar (my favourite topping).
It isn’t syn free however, but at a quarter of cooked apple per serving, I’m turning a blind eye (you may want to share syn info in the comments below). Also, if you don’t really make your own soups, then you totally should! I can’t stand tinned soup which put me off in the past, but once I started making my own, it quickly became one of my favourite meals, easily syn free with so much taste.
So I bloomin’ hope you enjoy it and embrace the opportunity when a bargain vegetable comes your way. You could always cook it, freeze it and use it in a soup another day! If in doubt about what soup to turn it in to, just search your vegetable findings on my blog and there’s likely to be a recipe for it.
2 leeks (330g), trimmed and sliced
1 large potato (300g), peeled and chopped
1-2 apples, (depending how sweet you want it) – I used 2 small ones
3 beef stock cubes (I would normally use chicken)
1 garlic clove, peeled
Seasoning to taste
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp dried rosemary
Top with a spritz of Tesco Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray & 20g lower fat cheddar, grated
- Throw everything in your soup maker if using and set to smooth or if using a pan, simmer for 20-25 minutes until everything is cooked and blend.
- I topped with low calorie olive oil spray and cheese, but some croutons from your healthy extra wholemeal roll, toasted in the oven would be scrummy, too!
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