Cabbage and Sweet Potato Soup

Also known in this house as 167 kCal soup….

I’m doing the 5:2 diet and in my first week have lost 2lbs, so not much but at least it’s a loss….  I found this recipe in a 5:2 recipe book from eBay, and it is truly delicious, I can’t believe it’s so low cal….

Cabbage and Sweet Potato Soup

167 kcals per serving (makes four servings)


In a saucepan, add a teaspoon of oil to cook two chopped onions and two cloves of garlic, also chop two rashers of lean bacon and add to pan.  Add a pinch of salt. Then chop two parsnips and add, and add 500g (two large) chopped sweet potatoes, add 1.5 pints of vegetable stock (I just used a chicken Oxo cube actually).  Boil until soft.


Use a blender to blend half the ingredients and add back to the pan.


Then chop a small savoy cabbage and simmer until soft.


Split into four portions – and freeze ones you don’t need until required.




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