I'm looking for soup recipes - but with a very specific criteria.

(26 Posts)
nkf Thu 17-Jan-13 18:52:25

Main meal soups to put in packed lunches. To contain carbs, proteins and veg. Slow cooker friendly of course. Can freeze and re-heat and put in a thermos. I can only think of Scotch broth which sounds doable.

Does anyone have any ideas? With thanks.

nkf Thu 17-Jan-13 18:57:10

Cheap of course. No lobster bisques or anything.

ihearsounds Thu 17-Jan-13 18:57:29

Try this site. Lists amount of carbs, protein cals and fats. Quiet a few that have everything you need. Although not sure about slow cooker as some are very quick.

http://caloriecount.about.com/soup-recipes-rc31

DoITellTheTeacher Thu 17-Jan-13 19:01:06

how about something with pearl barley in it?
or something with a dumpling topping to up the carb levels?

DoITellTheTeacher Thu 17-Jan-13 19:01:32

sorry - am on phone so no links

Adversecamber Thu 17-Jan-13 19:02:29

Minestrone with some bacon bits chucked in

How about these two from Delia?

Minestrone with macaroni and bacon

And

French farmhouse soup

I have made the minestrone (it was lovely) before but not the second one.

BadPoet Thu 17-Jan-13 19:08:06

Jamie Oliver does a leek and chickpea - How about chucking some chickpeas into leek and potato?

BadPoet Thu 17-Jan-13 19:09:34

Lentil and veg and put some breadsticks to go with? My two have that a lot.

seeker Thu 17-Jan-13 19:11:13

I made a lovely one this week- home made chicken stock, loads of diced vegetables and a tin of cannelloni beans.

With very finely shredded green chili for them as wanted. Yum.

nkf Thu 17-Jan-13 19:11:25

Minestrone. Great. I can do that. Am aiming to do a big soup cook this weekend so there is plenty in the freezer for the cold.

drjohnsonscat Thu 17-Jan-13 19:12:12

Sweet corn chowder. Delish and actually v quick.

seeker Thu 17-Jan-13 19:13:02

Cannellininbeqns, obviusl. Ignorant spell checker!

nkf Thu 17-Jan-13 19:13:19

Sweetcorn chowder sounds good. Can it be made with frozen sweetcorn? I always have that in the freezer.

seeker Thu 17-Jan-13 19:13:19

I give up!

nkf Thu 17-Jan-13 19:14:46

Seeker, I know what you mean. You mean cannononitti beans.

FredKiller Thu 17-Jan-13 19:15:22

I did a nice Jamie one the other day - chicken stock, bacon, angel hair pasta with a hard boiled egg chopped and chucked in with some chopped parsley. Tasted a bit like chicken supernoodles but with added protein.

nkf Thu 17-Jan-13 19:15:42

Mmm. Just googled sweetcorn chowder. Looks very easy. I could practically knock that one in the morning.

drjohnsonscat Thu 17-Jan-13 19:16:02

Yes I always do frozen or tinned.

momb Thu 17-Jan-13 19:18:33

lentil, carrot and bacon.
Pea and ham

FlibbertyGibbets Thu 17-Jan-13 19:18:44

I did Thai Lentil Soup in the slow cooker this week, v yum, hearty & good for using up old root veg lurking in your fridge.

sashh Fri 18-Jan-13 06:38:54

Do a vegi soup and add rice or pasta when you put it in the flask - will be perfect by lunchtime.

Fish chowder. French onion soup with cheese on toast - not sure how you would transport this - maybe make the toast at work /where you are eating.

Pea and ham soup with a bread roll.

Potato and parsnip soup with bacon.

pixi2 Fri 18-Jan-13 06:52:00

I do a spicy carrot and lentil soup. 1bag of carrots, peeled and chopped. 1-2 knorr stock cubes, chicken or veg. Handful of split red lentils. Boil/simmer until cooked. A few dried mixed chillis. my dc dont like spicy so just enough to give some warmth to the soup. Blend together with a handheld blender. Add a dash of cream or creme fraiche, stir in. Goes down a treat. I get requests from family to do it when they come to visit.

I also do a roast veg one, carrots, suede, onion and parsnip. Once roasted blend with veg stock. Only problem with this one is I haven't figured out how to stop it separating yet. If left for a bit the blended veg sinks to the bottom and the stock is left on top. It's ok, just needs a stir before serving.

nkf Fri 18-Jan-13 07:53:51

Will be taking this thread when I Ho shopping. All the ideas with root veg seem particularly appealing right now. Thank you all.

EugenesAxe Fri 18-Jan-13 07:57:55

I love Madhur's chicken mulligatawny. Only if you like spice though... a little fiddly but worth it, and cheap as it's mainly dried red split peas.

poachedeggs Fri 18-Jan-13 08:02:16

Chicken noodle. So quick you wouldn't bother with a slow cooker. Tons of garlic and chilli wards off bugs!

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