Almost (M&S) Souper Green Soup (Laska's version, just as yummy)
Serves 6 Total:535 cals Per Serving:89 cals (it may freeze but i've found it keeps well in the fridge also )
Frozen Peas, 100 g Celery, 4 sticks 1 Packet of Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad, chopped a little (or mixed leaves, any that you like)100 g Potato, 1 medium diced Asparagus Spears,6 chopped (I used frozen) Vegetable Stock Cubes , 2 cubes made into a litre of stock(Kallo Organic are nice) Fresh Mint Leaves, small handful to taste chopped Coriander Leaves, small bunch chopped Parsley Leaves - small bunch chopped Sprig of Dill leaves chopped (or half to 1teaspoon of dried dill to taste) Onion, 1 medium Cabbage - Green a couple of leaves shredded optional Olive oil 1 teaspoon Salt, fresh ground black pepper and /or soy sauce (and Franks or Tabasco to taste if you are me)
Chop onions and celery and sweat in the oil ( you could just do it in stock or water to save 125 cals but its nicer with a little olive oil) add the diced potato and the stock and cook until tender but not breaking up .When veggies tender add asparagus. Peas, cabbage if using and more water if you think it needs it and cook until veg is tender , add the herbs and salad leaves to wilt .. season to taste . I like black pepper soy and chilli in mine!
I dont whizz mine, preferring it chunky ..yummy and filling
(The M&S version uses Edamame beans which i haven’t been able to get so have used peas. I have seen frozen but they are quite high in calories about 60cals for 50g )
This thread is very helpful. I've been doing 5:2 since the end of July (with 2 weeks doing 6:1 on holiday!).
I tend to stick to the same things and they look similar to lots of the recipes posted: Lentil Dahl from a sainsburys recipe. About 200 cal depending on portion. Half pot of carrot and coriander soup with rice cakes. Vegetable stir fry with a bit of soy and stir fry oil, add zero noodle- comes to about 150cal. Salmon fillet or turkey steak with oven roasted aubergine, courgette and mushroom, about 250 cal. Veg curry or chilli, with Jamie Oliver's cauliflower rice- very low calorie. 2x quorn sausages with a baked sweet potato and either stir fry leeks and veg or oven roasted-about 250 cals depending on whether you eat the skin. Large salad with prawns or tuna, with handful of mixed seeds from Lidl and some sliced beetroot.
That is what I tend to have with a few changes here and there if I get bored.