If you read my blog regularly then you’ll know that I’ve been on the slimming world programme now for nine weeks.
With my tenth weigh in looming I’m hoping for my third certificate (that’s a stone and a half) soon.
I’ve been making plenty of use of out of the recipe booklet that came in my pack and I’ve been having a good look on Pinterest too, but now that I’m getting into it I’m learning more about what is ‘FREE’ and what is ‘syn’ed.
So, I’ve created two quick and easy soups that are tasty and totally SYN FREE!
Chicken Noodle Soup
You will need: (serves two adults generously)
Veg stock made from green oxo and boiling water
Cooked Chicken (packed sliced or home cooked will work)
125g Rice noodles (MUST be dry to be FREE)
1/4 Iceberg Lettuce
3 Spring onions
Chop lettuce, spring onions and chicken. Quickly dry fry the onions and lettuce in a pan – keep them moving so that they wilt but do not burn.
Then add around a pint of veg stock (depending on how ‘brothy’ you like your soups). Throw in all other ingredients.
Simmer for around 10 minutes until the noodles are cooked and the chicken is warmed through.
Serve with as much of the broth and speed veg as you can fit in!
Gluten Free Minestrone
You will need: (to serve two as a main meal or four as a starter)
2 Celery Sticks
A handful of ready chopped carrot and swede
A jar of Passata to make the soup FREE (you can use jars of tomato sauce like this one in the August Degustabox, just add 8 syns to the whole pan of soup)
1 Tin of Mixed Beans in Water
Vegetable Stock cube made with boiling water
Fry light (I used olive oil flavour but any will do)
Sweat leeks and celery in a pan with the fry light until soft. Then add the carrot and swede, garlic salt, passata and stock.
Bring to the boil then immediately turn down to simmer.
Once all ingredients are soft (around 10 minutes simmering), take away from the heat and blitz (carefully) using a hand whisk.
Return to the heat and add the drained, tinned beans. Simmer for a further two minutes.
Serve. Season to taste. I found it didn’t need any salt but Mr Vista did!
What do you think of these two syn free soups?
What is your favourite syn free food?
Thanks so much for reading: TWO TOTALLY FREE SOUPS