Last week, one frustration was that I didn’t have any food made up in advance – I really just wanted to be able to heat something up and eat it, whilst feeling secure that I wasn’t taking in pointless calories.
Today I realised that the fridge desperately needed a clean-out, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I took all the wilting veg and made vegetable stock out of it. Then I looked up versions of this this triple-carb soup that I’ve been thinking about. I took a leaf out of Paola’s book and looked up the calories per item first so I could judge it:
potato, raw, +skin 69/100g
white beans 139/100g
That was easy to rank! The soup recipe ended up as follows:
|434g raw potato (2 medium)||300|
|110g onion (2 small)||44|
|5 cloves garlic||22|
|20g chicken stock cube||40|
|tinned tomato in juice||136|
|200g white beans||278|
|*1 litre vegetable stock||40|
Total weight: 2696
That means 540 grams soup per 200 calories – that sounds like a lot!
The downside of cooking is that I ate 20g of beans just in testing to see if they were cooked through yet! I’ve added them to my daily total. I tried a bite of the soup and it’s really nice! I can’t wait for dinner time now.