Soup really is good food
- Jan 21st 2014
I love to make soup when it’s cold out, it’s cheap, easy and super good for you. I advise clients to make a pot of soup on Sunday for dinner and then have leftovers for the week, homemade soup is one of the best things out there. Leftovers can get frozen for a quick meal in the future.
Canned soups taste like over-salted dish water to me, whenever I have one it’s like licking a salt pillar and I wind up thirsty all day. I understand how people can get used to it but once you go homemade you’ll never go back.
Soup is ridiculously easy, I love to use it as a way to get rid of all my leftover veggies, If they’re raw I make them the base of the soup, the previously cooked stuff gets tossed in at the end. For example, I made a sweet potato and carrot soup and threw the leftover roasted Brussels sprouts in as is. It seems that most veggies that are from the same season work really well together, so if you shop local you can’t lose.
The soup I mentioned above cost me around $4 to make, I got over a half gallon of delicious, healthy goodness for the price of a gourmet can. If you’re a fan of kale chips and always have crumbs left over, you can use them as a topper for your soup.
If you’re looking for recipes, check out this site, there’s tons for soup. Or whip one up yourself! Water makes a fine base but you can always start with broth too. You can add whatever you like and keep the stuff you don’t out, custom soups are the best.
Soup is really easy to digest and is great for you (except for the super-cheesy ones), try making a pot. Even if you don’t cook, you can do it and make something tasty and healthy.