Dee’s Nutritious Mushroom, Leek & Potato Soup

17 Jan

This soup is really quick, quite filling and easy to prepare.  Make it on a Sunday and keep it in the fridge for the week’s lunches.  5 large bowls.

Ingredients:-

500g mushrooms chopped (2 packs)

2 leeks, sliced

2 potatoes, diced

1 onion, chopped

1 bay leaf

1tsp of thyme

1 stock cube

water

Method:

Brown the mushrooms in the pan in  a drop of oil.  Add the chopped onions, sliced leeks and diced potatoes.  Fill the saucepan with water and 1 stock cube, bay leaf and 1tsp of thyme and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer until all the veg are soft.  Liquidise.    If you are keeping this for the week, I suggest you cool to room temperature and place in fridge.  Use only what you need each day. i.e. don’t reheat the full saucepan everyday.

This is a nutritious soup and each bowl  (2 standard soup ladles) will give you 65kcal, 4g of protein, 13.2g carbohydrate, 3.2g fibre,  0.5g fat, 1.2g sugar (naturally occuring).

This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.

Nutrition Tip – to make this meal a complete protein (i.e have the full complement of amino acids) sprinkle some sesame seeds on top or add some oats to the soup before blending.

Dee's Leek, Potato and Mushroom Soup

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2 Responses to “Dee’s Nutritious Mushroom, Leek & Potato Soup”

  1. Flora January 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Looks lovely, gonna try that this weekend!

    • Dee January 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

      It is yum! It’s not as pale as traditional mushroom soups as there’s no dairy or cream in it, but the leeks give it a nice sweetness to make up for it. Delicious! Let me know how you get on with it! Dee

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