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Two Delicious and Healthy Low-carb Soup Recipes

Occasionally, many of us just try to recover and regroup following the weeks of partying and overindulgence as a result of the holiday season.

After weeks of way too much junk food and alcohol, we’re now looking to lose our holiday weight and get some fresh and healthy ingredients inside of our systems.  As you (probably) already know, low-carb diets are ideal for those looking to lose weight quickly, in a safe and controlled manner.

Hence, we’ll be taking a look at a couple of simple low carbohydrate soup recipes ideas for you to try at home. Follow the info below, and before you know it, all the over-indulgence of the holiday season will be a distant memory. As we move into 2016, there’s no better time to set yourself up for success and become leaner, fitter, and healthier, than ever before!

Low-carb & keto Friendly Soup Recipes

 

Creamy Stilton and Broccoli Soup

This soup is absolutely perfect for anybody following a low-carb/moderate fat diet such as Atkins, or (you guessed it) Keto! It is packed full of healthy vegetables, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and the addition of the cream and the stilton cheese provides the body with the fats that will fuel up and kick your metabolism into a higher gear. Here’s what you’ll need to make the soup:

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 x large diced onion
  • 2 x diced cloves of garlic
  • One heaped handful of fresh broccoli florets
  • One cup of vegetable stock, or one stock cube
  • Water
  • One handful of crumbled stilton cheese, or a similar bleu cheese
  • Half a cup of heavy cream
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method:

 

  • In a frying pan or skillet, add a splash of olive oil and a knob of butter, and then add your onions and cook over a medium heat until soft
  • Add the garlic cloves
  • Add your broccoli florets, the stock, and cover with water and bring to the boil
  • Simmer for 12 – 16 minutes until the veg is soft, and then blend to a smooth consistency
  • Add the blended soup back to the pan, simmer on low, and add a generous amount of stilton
  • Add your heavy cream, season to taste, and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Enjoy

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Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

Garlic is packed full of antioxidants, and it tastes great as too (if you don’t mind having to chew sugar-free gum for a short time after eating). Combine garlic with the other veg in this low-carb soup for vitamin-rich pick-me-up! It’s no wonder why people consider this the perfect immune system-boosting winter warmer.

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 x bulbs of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 3 x diced shallots
  • 1 x chopped cauliflower head
  • Vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Single cream
  • Water
  • Butter

Method:

 

  • Begin by peeling your garlic bulbs to reveal plenty of the garlic flesh, keeping the cloves intact, coat with olive oil, and roast in a pre-heated oven at 400F for around 35 minutes
  • Next, allow the garlic to cool, and carefully squeeze out each clove
  • In a saucepan, add some olive oil and butter, and add your diced shallots and soften over a medium heat
  • Next, add your garlic, as well as all of the other ingredients, apart from the cream, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Blend until smooth, add back to the pan, heat gently, and top up the mixture with a generous splash of cream

do you have a low carb recipe to share? We’d love to hear about it, so please feel free to leave a comment in the section below. And, if you enjoyed the above recipes – please go ahead and pin the graphic to Pinterest, to share the keto love 🙂

 

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