KEEP OUT THE COLD WITH SLIMTONE SOUP

The next in our WINTER SURVIVAL KIT is our Slimtone Soup which makes a versatile hot meal in this cold weather. Simply simmer a selection of vegetables i.e carrots, swede, leeks, onions, butternut squash, etc in vegetable stock until cooked. Blitz a small portion with hand held blender to thicken and return to saucepan. Garnish with parsley and you will have a tasty free soup to start a meal or take to work in a flask. Alternatively, a can of thick beef and vegetable soup can be made into a tasty meal by thickening with gravy granules and served as a casserole with lots of green vegetables, or add curry powder and serve with boiled rice. Look out for more ideas tomorrow.

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HOT TIPS FOR KEEPING WARM IN THE COLD WEATHER

This week I will be sharing some of the ideas we use in Slimtone as our Winter Survival Kit. The first is the most important meal of the day which is our breakfast. Missing this is a sure way of binging later in the evening. I always recommend starting with a hot bowl of porridge topped with low fat yoghurt or fromage frai. Or if you are in a hurry the packets of Oats so Simple are a good portion controlled start to the day. This is an excellent low GI meal and as it is slow release energy will sustain you until lunch time. Poached, scrambled or boiled egg with granary toast has also been proven to keep you satisfied longer. Keep watching for more ideas daily