Nothing beats a homemade tomato soup. Make it rich and creamy but low in fat, and you have a winner for everyone in the whole family.
Plus it’s perfect to enjoy when you’re on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 brown onion diced finely
- 3 tbs of butter
- 1 1/2 tsps dried oregano
- 1 pinch crushed chilli flakes
- 2 tbs plain flour
- 1 cup reduced fat milk
- 3 cups tomato juice
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes
- 2 tsp of maple syrup
- ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese
- ½ cup of croutons
- Salt and pepper to season
1. Melt the butter in a pan and sautee the onion, garlic, oregano and chilli.
2. Add in the flour and combine.
3. In a separate bowl pour in 2 cups of the tomato juice, the canned tomatoes and milk.
4. Add the tomato/milk mixture slowly into the pan mixing with a whisk to avoid getting lumps. Keep heating until it reaches a boil.
5. Reduce to a low heat and add in the remaining tomato juice by itself and cook for around 30 minutes uncovered.
6. Season with salt and pepper, add crouton on top and sprinkle with parmesan.
You could also add in a can of chickpeas when you add in the remaining tomato juice for an extra protein hit.
120 calories per serve (without chickpeas)
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