For dinner tonight I had my all time favourite fast meal. Vegetable Pea Soup! I actually love pea soup because it is very hardy and filling, it’s also loaded with good things like fibre and protein! I buy the “Habitat” brand and the new “vegetable pea soup” now has no artificial ingredients! The ingredients are very simple and short so I know I am eating whole food :). Now, another important part of soup is the crackers! Who wants to eat soup without crackers? The crackers just add that delicious thickness we all know and love. Well, no worries, my quick healthy substitution is one piece of light toasted rye bread! I spray it with a little butter spray and crumble/dip it in my soup and mix it up. As the bread softens, it creates the perfect thickness of soup! It makes it creamy and delicious. I highly recommend you try this as it adds volume to the soup. So anyways, let me know what you think and report back if you try it out! Happy eating :)!
Lately I have been eating hummus like a mad women. Everyday when I get home from school I eat what seems like an endless amount of carrots and cauliflower with my spicy chipotle hummus. I swear, you’d better not come near me when I am eating my hummus because I WON’T share. I love that stuff. But..what happens when I run out of hummus half-way through the week and am frantically searching for a substitute?! Yup, I had to make this dill dip. Did I mention dill is one of my favourite seasonings? I love love dill pickle popcorn and dill pickle egg whites (yes I love dill pickle egg whites, call me weird). So what better way to have dill then in a delicious veggie dip. It tastes almost like sour-cream and onion dip! It is very low-fat and takes only seconds and a few simple ingredients to make. Take me to the recipe!
For dinner today I made another recipe from dashing dish (my favourite website for healthy recipes!) along with my homemade “Campbell’s Vegetable Soup”. It was such a filling delicious dinner. It had 30g of protein! I have never had chicken pot pie “muffins” before so these were really unique and a great new way to eat chicken! The only changes I made was with the spices since I had no poultry seasoning. Instead I used thyme, basil, parsley, a sprinkle of sage/majoram, salt, pepper & onion/garlic powder to make my own!
Recipe for mini chicken pot pies: http://dashingdish.com/recipe/chicken-pot-pie-muffins/
I absolutely love campbell’s vegetable soup. My favourite memory is coming in from a cold winter day at my grandparent’s farm and getting to eat a huge bowl of this soup along with the typical grilled cheese sandwich. But I stopped eating canned soups when I realized how easy it is to make soup at home! Of course though, I still missed my favourite Campbell’s vegetable soup. So.. of course, I went on a mission to replicate the flavours at home and I think I pretty much nailed it! If you love campbell’s soup, you will love this recipe. 🙂 Take me to the recipe!