The other day I made some tomato soup for weight loss using the basics of a recipe I have used before and adding things I needed to use up! I was pleasantly surprised as it was really nice so I was glad I made loads of it! It was really popular on my social media.
I have been asked a few times how I made it so I thought I should type it up and share this recipe. I don’t want to mention brand names but it is a rich one like you would get in a carton rather than a tinned tomato soup type taste and texture in my opinion.
Soup making tips
If you enjoy soups like this tomato soup for weight loss recipe 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. It will also help to save waste.
If you use a soup maker, remember to defrost any frozen vegetables first as it works much more smoothly that way. This tomato soup for weight loss recipe works really well in a soup maker if you prefer.
Soup is a great snack on cold winter evenings and could be a good alternative to other comfort foods which might be higher in calories. 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?
Tomato 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.
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 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.
If you are eating healthily or following any kind of diet then you may have difficulty in finding lunches for work. This is just one of many amazing lunch ideas I have found so do check out my other recipes for more ideas.
If you take lunch to work with you then you are so much less likely to buy food which inevitably will be less healthy. Taking a variety of food throughout the week to work keeps your lunchtimes interesting and stops you from getting bored.
Even if, like me, you work alone at home it can make such a difference having your food already prepared for you. Why not give it a go? Just make sure you build a variety of lunches into your weekly meal plan.
Don’t forget: a flask is great to keep soup like this tomato soup for weight loss warm if you are on the go!
More recipes you might enjoy
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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A delicious, easy to make, rich tomato soup using ingredients predominantly found in the pantry!
It really couldn’t be easier. Put it all into a pan, blend until smooth using a hand blender, then heat and serve! I like quite a thick soup, however, you can easily add more water to make it to your preferred consistency. I prefer to blend everything while it is cold and this is what I did with this soup too. I can be rather accident-prone so it helps stop me from getting burnt although I still tend to cover the kitchen in food! See – there is a reason I don’t do recipe or preparation videos!
Please do bear in mind I made this recipe myself and kept adding things and didn’t realise quite how much I was making! I always use the cheap brands so no need to splash out own brand tasted great!
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