When I was little, my mom would make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on cold rainy nights. And of course, we had chicken noodle soup when we were sick. Most of these soups were from a can. Nothing wrong with canned soup, but I have found I really love making soup.
I used to be intimidated by the thought of making soup from scratch. Then I did it. It’s pretty easy and I like controlling how much salt is added as well as how chunky I chop my veggies. I feel like I am being super healthy since it’s made with whole foods such as vegetables, stocks, herbs and even fruit.
There are 3 main components of soup: The stock, the ingredients and the spices. It’s that simple.
Here’s what you need to know to be a great soup chef:
Soup is one of my favorite foods any time of day. It’s nutritious and generally low in calories. Big Bonus: Studies have shown that starting a meal with a bowl of low calorie soup helps us consume up to 20% calories overall for the meal.
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