A festive recipe to maintain a Lighter Life: Turkey Soup

December 10, 2012 - Weight Management
LighterLife Recipe: Turkey SoupChristmas is a time for celebration and it’s important to relax and enjoy yourselves, but we all know how it feels after Christmas when we have gone too far with the fun!
Turkey Soup
We’ve got a perfect recipe for you if you are managing your weight after weight loss or wanting to shape up for the silly season – it involves Turkey!
Cooking time: 25-35 minutes
Serves 4

Nutrition facts per serving: 291 calories

Can be frozen

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, halved and sliced into thin strips
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips
2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 – 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
3 tbsp basmati rice or long grain rice
1 1/2 litres hot turkey or chicken stock
250g 9 oz turkeys meat, cut into thin strips (leg meat will have the most flavour)
410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry for 5 minutes or so, stirring every now and then until it starts to soften.

To make the soup, add the red pepper, ground coriander, chilli and rice and stir round the pan for about a minute. Pour in the hot stock, stir in the turkey and chickpeas and season well. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables and rice are tender. Stir in the coriander or parsley and it’s ready. (The soup may now be cooled and frozen for up to 1 month.)

You can find more healthy recipes like this under ‘low fat recipes’ on our LighterLife Blog.

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