Our latest NutritionConfidence recipe is from the authors of Food for Sensitive Tummies, registered dietitians Cath Day and Gabi Steenkamp. A perfect winter warmer Lettuce & Pea Soup.
We love this recipe because it is a really smart way of including green leaves into your eating routine during the cold winter months! A great starter for a dinner party.
The dietitians say:
- This delicious soup contains a whopping 4 vegetable servings, making it a really healthy meal and gets you very close to your 5 a day quota.
- In addition, it is high in fibre, making it the perfect meal for helping sensitive tummies keep regular. The fibre comes from the peas, chickpeas and the lettuce.
- The benefits of increasing your fibre intake for gut health is well documented – healthy gut = happy you!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)
5 ml butter (1t)
5 ml olive oil (1t)
3 leeks well washed and sliced with the green tops
1 ml dried crushed garlic (¼ t)
2.5 ml salt (½ t)
1 head of butter lettuce, finely sliced
250 g frozen peas (1½ c)
1.25 L boiling water (5 c)
15 ml chicken flavour or vegetable stock powder (1 T)
125 g tinned chickpeas (½ x 410 g tin, drained)
125 ml chopped parsley (½ c)
- Melt the butter and olive oil together.
- Add the leeks and crushed garlic and salt.
- Sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes until soft.
- Add the sliced lettuce and the peas.
- Add boiling water and stock powder.
- Boil for 5 minutes uncovered.
- Add the chickpeas and heat through.
- Add the parsley and liquidize until the soup is smooth.
- Reheat before serving.
- Optional: serve with one slice of bread with avocado as a topping, per serving (½ avocado is equivalent to 2 fats)
NUTRIENTS PER serving (200 ml of soup)
Energy 740 kJ
Protein 6.7 g
Carbohydrates 28.0 g
Total sugars 6.2 g
Added sugar 0.0 g
Total Fat 3.1 g
Saturated fat 0.8 g
Fibre 6.4 g
Sodium 773 mg
One serving is equivalent to ½ carbohydrate, 1 protein and 4 vegetables.
FOOD FOR SENSITIVE TUMMIES
Do you suffer from winds, burping, cramps, heartburn, constipation and/or diarrhoea as well as bloating? Then the book, “Food for Sensitive Tummies” is for you! Having a sensitive tummy or super sensitive tummy (irritable bowel syndrome) can be one of the most debilitating health issues to deal with. In Food for Sensitive Tummies, Gabi Steenkamp and Cath Day show you how you can cut down on the ingredients and food that cause you problems and still prepare a whole range of recipes that are simple, affordable and delicious to eat. Their recipes also feed your gut microbiome with nourishing food substances important for maintaining health. From fresh and healthy breakfast ideas, to wholesome mains such as Butternut, Aubergine and Rocket Lasagne, cooking for sensitive tummies has never been so easyL