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LEAN IT RECIPES- BROCCOLI SOUP AND PASTA PESTO VEG SALAD

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 / , , , , , , , , ,

January was the month when I was on a diet high, and tried to bring on some get lean recipes from my kitchen ! When it comes to losing some weight we all try to get a bit whacky and try something different. With the bout of winter blues and the mercury Plummets and less desire to workout full fledged, I decided to add on a few of my tried recipes and Pile on some clean food instead. My photos were a hit on my Insta and I even got some of my readers spurring to action when they wrote me mails to share the full  details. I am going to make these Get Lean fast Recipes a regular feature on my blog, so watch out the space.
P.S - Since I never knew how things would turn out while cooking(and never thought of sharing em here) ,so  I ended up taking just the finished photos, and don't have those fancy Filtered step by step photos(kidding). Nonetheless, these amateur, yet tempting, from the heart recipes would still suffice into making a considerable dent in you waistline :)
CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP
When we make our own Cream of Broccoli soup , We get a lot of health benefits Broccoli provides plus its quite filling.  And for these obvious reasons Broccoli always tops the list of healthiest vegetables because of the phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals it contains. A lot of us don't  really like the taste of plain Broccoli  especially children. A tasty soup would make a favorite with small children at the same time making them exposed to the taste. Also Eating the soup before the meals lowers the appetite hence we end up piling lower calories.

For the Soup(serves 2-3)
Ingredients 
1 Floret Broccoli chopped
1 and a 1/2 Cup - Milk
2-3 Cloves of Garlic
1 small Onion finely chopped
Water- 1cup
Olive oil-1 tsp to saute garlic and onion. 
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Tea spoon Whipped fresh Cream (for garnish)
Coriander- For garnish
 Method
1. Saute Garlic and onion.
2.In a Pressure cooker, add salt , water Sauteed garlic and onion and then Boil the florets  for 4-5mins .
3.Churn everything in a mixer along with 1/2 cup milk and then transfer onto a deep pan. Let it boil while adding the remaining milk.
4. Add black pepper and garnish with whipped cream and coriander.

For Salad-Serves 2
Ingredients

1/2 Cup Boiled Macaroni(its a cheat)
1 carrot- Chopped in circles
Chopped Lettuce- Just a handful
2 Red Bell pepper cut in Juliennes
1/2 Onion Ringlets
5-6 - Bell tomatoes cut into halves
Ingredients
For the Dressing
1/2 cup low fat Hung curd 
2tbs Pesto sauce(available in any grocery shop)
2 tbs Olive oil
1/2 minced Jalapeno 
Salt and pepper to taste
Method 
Mix and beat all the ingredients of the dressing in a Bowl and then throw it in the chopped salad. Serve with garlic bread(optional)

 

  1. I like broccoli soup ^^
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  2. Look delicious!

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  3. This looks really good! I love broccoli soup:)
    xx

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  4. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    Hmm, this sounds like my kind of food!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  5. WOW..this sounds so yummy..thnx for sharing the recipe.

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  7. mmmmm I love it!!!
    look delicious.
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  8. Mmmm nice! :)

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    xoxo

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  9. This recipe sounds really delicious, I can't try this recipe right now since I am through a 30 days of vegan challenge, but when it ends I may give it a try!
    Or I could make some changes and it could work for me too!

    Hope you are well and happy!
    Lots of kisses
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  10. Interesting! I've been living on salads lately and totally love them.

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  11. Wow, that looks delicous and very healthy! I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  12. it looks delicious!
    xx

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  13. I love broccoli and will definitely give this recipe a try!

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  14. Thank you for commenting on my blog! Ooh I've been craving broccoli all day! These look delicious xx

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