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Want to try an amazing soup that is equally delicious and healthy as it is easy to make? Check out the newest recipe with just 4 ingredients from Mariko below!
Thai Pumpkin Soup
With a pumpkin and broth stash in your cabinet, you can make this soup faster than finding the number for delivery. Serves 4.
1 – 16 oz can pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp favorite curry paste (I use red or green)
2 ½ cups vegetable or chicken broth
Fresh chopped cilantro or mint (for garnish)
Mix all ingredients (except garnish) in saucepan until smooth. Simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, serve and garnish. Turn this soup into a complete meal by adding some protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu) and frozen vegetable mix like broccoli, cauliflower and carrots!
(74 calories, 2.5g fat, 12g carbs, 1.5g protein)
We know there are plenty of vegetarians out there and they aren't just eating bread every meal!
Many newcomers to the lifestyle rely too heavily on carbohydrates in their effort to avoid meat and don't know where to get their protein from.
A FitPerez reader who has recently become a vegetarian wants to avoid eating too many carbs and wrote to The Hot Plate's Amanda Garbutt for help, asking:
I've recently become a vegetarian and most of my meals are carb based. Do you have any recipe ideas for vegetarians that don't involve pasta, pizza or bread? I could really use a change!
According to Amanda:
Absolutely! There is such a myth that because you don’t eat meat the only thing left are carbs! It’s like all of a sudden all the protein disappeared.
Some great recipe ideas are vegetarian chilis with beans and veggie meat to ensure that you are getting tons of lean protein and iron. Other easy tricks start with the perfect sauce. Try picking up some pre-prepared Indian or Thai curry sauces. Make sure to check the label for low fat and sodium content, but they transform any simple dish into a masterpiece. Try sautéing chickpeas, spinach, cherry tomatoes with a Madras curry paste then just pour over a little whole grain rice for a complete meal. It is so important for vegetarians to watch their iron and protein intake!