Broccoli and Stilton soup is one of my favourite soups but shop-bought ones are often so full of cream and less healthy. This tasty healthy broccoli and blue cheese soup recipe is still creamy tasting but low in calories and does not use cream.
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Soup making tips
If you enjoy soup then these tips could help you.
Use reduced or yellow sticker vegetables where you can, you won’t taste any difference but it will save money.
If you use a soup maker remember to defrost any frozen vegetables first as it works much more smoothly that way.
Soup is a great snack on cold winter evenings and could be a good alternative to other comfort foods. If you always make a little extra and freeze some you could have a choice in the freezer every time you need a snack or a bit of warmth.
Soup is a great way to get extra vegetables into your diet. Why not add a mug of soup to a meal that doesn’t have vegetables in as an alternative to a side portion of vegetables for a change?
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
Budget shopping tips
I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible for everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?
Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!
Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.
Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.
Healthy snacks tips
There are so many tasty healthy snacks you can make if you are watching what you eat. It means you don’t have to get bored of one thing and can vary your diet considerably. This is one of my favourite savoury snacks in the winter!
Do you enjoy snacks when really you are not hungry and instead are boredom or comfort eating? I do this a lot so this is why it is so important to find low-calorie snacks when you can.
Broccoli and stilton soup for weight loss
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
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If you are a soup lover like me but are looking for new recipes to enjoy or ways to make your current recipes more filling don’t panic. I have a whole post full of all the tips and tricks you need to make the best soups ever! Check it out here.
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Tasty broccoli and stilton soup which is healthy and if you follow Slimming world just 3 syns (approx) per portion.
Roughly chop the broccoli including stalks and place in a large lidded pan with the cubed potatoes, Thyme, and stock.
Bring to the boil then put the lid on the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
Blend until smooth, taking care if hot. I prefer to allow it to cool to blend it then heat it up when ready to serve.
Serve the hot soup into bowls and then crumble 15g of Stilton on top of each soup portion.
If you wish to make this syn free omit the stilton and it makes a tasty broccoli soup.
The stilton can easily be replaces by another blue cheese if you prefer.
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