After stuffing our faces in New York I thought it was about time to start eating healthily again! I call it the soup diet 🍵. I find if I cut down on my carbs I drop back to what I was before the over indulging! Saying that I never deprive myself – if I want a cake or a chocolate bar then I have one. I just do most things in moderation and it seems to work well for me.
On the whole we eat pretty healthily and tend to be a bit more naughty of a weekend – weekends are for enjoying yourself after all! Lately I have got into drinking green tea mostly for the benefits of it, for the past 30 years I have never regularly drank hot drinks, only the occasional hot chocolate and that wasn’t very often.
January for us is all about cutting back the carbs and making food with good ingredients to keep it tasting yummy. We do that by using spices, herbs and healthy ingredients and have a little less on the plate than normal. Even though you are trying to be healthy the food still needs to be interesting otherwise you will get bored very quickly and soon be in the biscuit tin!
For the first time in my life I’m going to join the gym (yay me!), most of my working life has been spent stood up 8 hours a day so now I’m working from home I feel I need to get active. I really want to join pilates and yoga and feel good in my body, so the weekend I’m going to kit myself out with some gym clothes and join, I hope to keep it up so let’s see. Do you go to the gym? Let me know in the comments!
So my first recipe back in the kitchen after New York is this really yummy soup. It’s so very simple to make and Dean thinks it’s the best one yet. It’s full of flavour and bursting with nutrients – it has at least 10 vitamins and 8 minerals. I recently found out that 100g of broccoli is only 34 calories so this is a great way of cutting down. Adding the salmon gives the soup even more flavour and gives you some protein to your lunch, it’s also high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, so what better way to start your healthy eating than have a bowl of this for lunch!
If you make a big batch of this you can freeze it too which is handy. Give it a go you won’t be disappointed!
What’s your favourite soup? Let me know in the comments!