It’s FREEZING in Durban this July and especially after the warmest summer that we’ve had in ages, everyone is feeling the chills! With weather like this, most of us tend to reach out to comfort food in the form of sinful lasagnes or rich stews. But if you are watching your weight this winter comfort, warming food doesn’t have to mean food packed with calories. These two delicious soup recipes are sure to warm you from the inside out while making sure they don’t add on any extra pounds. Win win!
Chicken Noodle Soup (with added ginger for extra warmth)
This recipe is one of my all time favourites. It is truly a chicken soup with a soul and for the soul. And so easy to make too! Double up the quantities if making for the whole family, or enjoy it completely on your own. One way or the other, say goodbye to the frozen weather as this soups going to warm you up!
Easy to make and serves 2-3 people
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, about 175g
2 tsp chopped fresh root ginger
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
50g rice or wheat noodles
2 tbsp sweetcorn canned or frozen
2-3 mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 spring onion shredded,
2 tsp Soya Sauce, plus extra for serving
Pour the stock into a pan and add the chicken, ginger and garlic. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover and simmer for 20 mins, until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken to a board and shred into bite-size pieces.
Return the chicken to the stock with the noodles, corn, mushrooms, half the spring onions and the soy sauce. Simmer for 3-4 mins until the noodles are tender. Ladle into two bowls and scatter over the remaining spring onions, herbs and chilli shreds if using. Serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling.