Soup- Essential for Healthy Diet

Do you want a healthy diet for your family? Well, it is a common desire for all. A healthy diet consists of different food item. Soup is a must for a nutritious diet. Include soup in your regular diet chart. You can go for both veg soups like broccoli soup, mixed vegetable soup, sweet corn soup, sweet potato soup and so on. You can choose among cream chicken soup, spicy chicken soup, creamed corn and chicken soup in non-veg soups.

Tomato Soup Recipes

The ingredients that you need to prepare Cream Tomato Soup include:

  • Tomatoes – 1 Kg
  • Handful of Coriander leaves
  • Chopped ginger
  • Chopped garlic – 3 tea spoons
  • Chopped chili – 1/2
  • Butter – 1-1/2 tea spoon
  • Light cream – 1 table spoon
  • Basil
  • Salt

Preparing this soup is easy enough. First smash the tomatoes and keep them in a bowl. Now heat the vessel. The flame must be medium. Add butter first and then coriander leaves, chopped ginger, chopped garlic and chopped chili. Mix them until it emits a good aroma.

Now add the smashed tomatoes to it and bubble. You can also add some water if needed. The next things to add are basil and salt as per taste. As soon as it starts boiling remove the vessel from the gas. Now let the soup cool. Strain it when it cools down. Now keep the vessel on the gas again and add cream. Stir it a little and your tasty and healthy Cream Tomato Soup is ready.

Chicken Soup Recipes

Just like veg soup there are a number of non-veg soup recipes. One of the most popular recipes is Lemon Chicken Soup. The ingredients that are needed to prepare this soup include:

  • Chicken parts – 3 pound
  • Large ribs celery – 3
  • Large carrots – 4
  • Chopped onions – 3 & 1/2 cups
  • Chopped spinach (10-ounce packages frozen) – 1 & 1/2 pounds
  • Chicken broth – 4 cups
  • Oil or butter – 1 table spoon
  • Pearl barley – 1/2 cup
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Dried thyme leaves – 1/4 tea spoon
  • Minced fresh dill – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice – 4 to 5 table spoon
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Salt

The method of preparing Lemon Chicken Soup is absolutely hassle free. First place the cooker on a stove over medium-high heat. Heat the butter until it melts. Now cook the onion for 10 minutes. Cover the cooker over low heat. Stir it from time to time. Pour some water. Now add chicken parts, bay leaves, thyme, barley, peeled carrots and celery (cut into 1 inch size). Now place the cooker over high heat. Also maintain high pressure and for that lower the heat after sometime. Now cook for 12 minutes.

The next thing to do is to quick-release the pressure. For that place the cooker under cold running water. Now unlock the lid so that the excess steam can escape. Now separate the chicken parts out of the cooker. Now taste the barley to see whether it has become chewy and tender.

Now remove any visible fat. Also remove the bay leaves. Now add chicken broth and salt. Now put some chopped spinach in it. Now boil until the spinach is tender. Now cool the soup. Remove the meat from the bone of the chicken. Chop it into pieces and return to the cooker. Turn of the stove when the chicken is hot. Now add dill and fresh lemon juice and keep stirring. Follow this chicken soup recipe. Your delicious lemon chicken soup is ready.

Source by Emily S. Johnson

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