Prepping meals doesn’t have to be hard and when you have something delicious waiting in the fridge for you it’s much easier to avoid those lunch time junk food runs to Subway or the office vending machine.
Winter has truly arrived here in the UK, temperatures are dropping and that miserable drizzle that slowly soaks you has come in full force. For me the most comforting foods contain a lot of carbs but they don’t have to be processed and unhealthy. Sweet potatoes are extremely satisfying and full of healthy complex carbs and vitamins. Having them in soups at lunch will fill you until dinner and give you a healthy dose of vitamin C and beta-carotene. This warming winter soup has become a staple for me and is so easy to prepare.
- 3 x Sweet Potato – for complex carbs that will satisfy your cravings
- 3 x Carrots – for vitamin a and c
- Red Lentils – for protein
- 1 Onion + 2 cloves of garlic – for flavour
In a large saucepan add plenty of water and bring to a simmer. Add the lentils whilst you prepare the other veg.
Peel the sweet potato and carrot and chop into small chunks. Add to the saucepan and bring to a low boil.
Boil the veg for 10 minutes or until soft. Careful not to over cook as it will damage the nutritional value.
Whilst all the orange yummies are boiling finely chop the onion and garlic.
Saute the onion and garlic in a little water or coconut oil until lightly browned.
Add to the saucepan and simmer with the vegetables for a few minutes.
Allow the soup to cool and blend until smooth.
And there we are, in 15 minutes you’ve got yourself 3-4 batches of delicious warming soup. It’s low fat and packed full of vitamins that will benefit your skin and keep you away from the vending machine.
Just pack some in tupperware and you’re ready to go.
What healthy comfort food have you been enjoying?