Hey there! This week’s Weight Watcher’s journey feels good, and to keep on track I’m sharing a recipe for a low ProPoint Curry Carrot soup.
Well after last week’s Stay the Same, I was determined to have a fantastic week; and to be honest I have done. As promised I’ve been back in the gym and have been to the pool. I’ve also been away for a couple of days at my Mum’s, been to the cinema and eaten out twice. Woah, jam-packed week. But I have planned, tracked and been careful in my choices.
Visiting my Mum’s is normally the hardest part, but as she’s WWing too there was nothing to tempt me off track, plenty of fruit and sugar snap peas. The cinema is another of those places where it can all go to pieces, but again I knew we were going and I planned ahead and made my own skinny caramel popcorn. Eating out wise, well the pizza after the cinema was a given, but again it wasn’t loaded with cheese and a stodgy thick curst; and then Ian and I had a day out shopping and treated ourselves to Wagamamas for lunch.
I love Wagamamas, but going through the points on my Weight Watchers iPhone app, I had a mini ‘eek’ moment. Noddles and rice do not necessarily make for a low point lunch; but when you think about it you get a lot for your points. With breakfast pointed, I had 24Ppts left over for the day, and choose the Salmon Teriyaki Soba for 23Ppts, leaving me 1Ppt for a hot chocolate in the evening. It might sound awful eating lunch then nothing for the rest of the day, but believe me I was nice and full, we’d eaten quite late and I’d a 0Ppt fruit salad waiting in the fridge. I didn’t really need anything else. So with tonight’s weigh-in on the horizon, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens…
It probably won’t be an astounding loss but we shall see. Considering such a jam-packed, I was hoping for at least a STS, but… 1.5lb off! Happy Happy!
Anyway, back to this week; there’s been a lot of chocolate on the blog recently and to balance all the sugar, as well eating out (note – I’ve not been eating the chocolate) and to take the nip off the chilly start to October, I raided the fridge to whizz up a lush soup!
If you’re not normally a fan of carrot soup, like me; then I promise you that this is not like any other carrot soup out there. It isn’t watery and lacking in flavour, but is creamy, smooth and sweet, and the curry gives it something a little extra special. You’ll never go back to carrot and coriander ever again.
- Cooking spray
- Garlic clove
- 400g Carrots, chopped
- 1 Onion, medium, chopped
- 1 Red pepper, small, chopped
- 2 tsp Curry powder
- ½ tsp Turmeric
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 Litre Vegetable stock,
- 60g Low fat cream cheese
- Place a large pan over a medium heat and 4 sprays of the cooking spray.
- Add the carrot, red pepper, onion and garlic. Cover and leave to cook for approximately 5 minutes,
- Add the curry powder, turmeric and bay tree, stir to coat the vegetables. Cook and leave to cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until the carrots have started to soften.
- Add the vegetable stock to the pan. Cover and bring to the boil.
- When the soup is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the soup from the heat, remove the bay leaf and add the low fat cream cheese. Stir through until melted.
- Using a hand blender, blend the soup until it is smooth.
The soup will keep in the fridge up to 4 days, or can be frozen in batches, for up to 1 month.
I am sending this smooth curry carrot soup to this month’s smooth blended soup themed No Croutons Required. NCR is jointly organised and hosted by Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen.