How To Make Thrifty Seasonal Soups

How to make thrifty seasonal soups this winter

As winter starts to set in and the evenings are colder a thrifty meal that always hits the spot in my house is soup, home made soup to be precise

I do the majority of my household grocery shops at Aldi supermarkets. They have what they call the Super Six which changes week by week depending on seasonal demands and this will be a selection of fruit and vegetables at a super saving price

I typically will see what tickles my fancy when I get to the shop to decide what soup to make

I follow the Slimming world food plan so I find this a great way to have extra veggies

 

Preparation

 

Last week I bought a Butternut Squash and a bag of carrots for less than £1 (for both)

They might not look particularly appetising here but wait until I’ve finished with them

 

 

 

I peel and chop the carrots into chunks. There are no exact requirements regarding the size of the carrots, as they are going to be put into a saucepan and boiled until soft. However, the smaller you cut the pieces of carrot the quicker they will go soft

 

 

 

The Butternut squash will need to be peeled (it has quite a tough skin) de-seeded and chopped into chunks

I roast butternut squash and lay it on a baking tray ready to go into the oven

 

 

Once the carrots are boiled and soft, I roughly mash them. This is purely to give them a head start in the blender. The butternut squash was seasoned with garlic granules and paprika before it was roasted to give it a smokey taste in the soup. Roasting only takes 25 minutes approx ensure it does not burn as this will spoil the flavour

 

 

Finally

Pop it all into a blender together. You may need to do this in portions depending on the capacity of your blender. Blend until it is a puree, add water to thin the puree until you are happy with the consistency

I made 2.3 litres of soup with my batch and this was still reasonably thick and could have easily been thinned more to make at least 2.5 litres

Before serving reheat in a saucepan or microwave to the required temperature

I served mine with a twist of crackled black pepper and rock salt

 

This can be frozen

This is syn free and consists of speed foods – slimming world friendly. If you follow that plan check out more food over at Synderella Slims

If you have some soup ingredients you recommend, please let me know in the comments below I would love to try more…

 

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1 Comment

  1. Iris Tilley
    18/11/2018 / 11:47

    Not tried a butter squash soup before tinned or homemade sounds tasty. I always got stuck on what to put in my homemade soups so thanks for the tips

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