Today is my second Fast Diet (5:2 Diet) ‘Fast Day’ and, just as with my first Fast Day, I planned this one meticulously. By ensuring my meals were purchased, measured and cooked prior to the day it meant there’d be no indecision or any reason to visit the shops where temptation is blatantly displayed! I have no willpower.
My main meal today is broccoli, cauliflower and parsnip soup. This bowl of green goodness has a total of 220 calories per serve (about 500ml)
Again, as with my Shirataki noodle stir-fry from Day 1, by keeping this soup recipe simple you can control the calories.
It’s as easy as cooking down all the vegetables, adding chicken stock (I used a Knorr chicken stock pot) and seasoning, and then blending until smooth!
This easy Fast Diet recipe was so quick and easy to cook, very cheap (I worked out the cost to be around £1 per serve, and this recipe makes 4 serves), and really satisfying.
You could easily ‘beef-up’ this soup for non-dieters by adding some crispy fried bacon and a swirl of double cream when serving for a little added luxury.
For my regular readers, don’t worry – Chilli Marmalade isn’t turning into a diet blog – I’ll be back to my regular programming over the weekend (I’m planning a fabulous baked macaroni cheese for my feasting days!)