I have to admit that broccoli does not taste good on its own.
Try eating baked broccoli without any sauce, yuck, the taste is plain.
However I really enjoy eating broccoli with melted cheddar cheese, also broccoli in fettucinni.
Those two are high fat foods unfortunately, so how could I continue eating delicious broccoli dishes without sacrificing my waist line ?
Broccoli is a good ingredient that is low in calorie and rich in vitamins. However consuming it with cheddar cheese or other fattening menu will force me to buy a new pants soon.
Naturally as a dieter, I often turn into vegetarian dishes to provide me with healthy, low fat recipes. Therefore from my experiment I found that broccoli makes a good addition into a tomato soup.
Tomato itself is a good ingredient rich in lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Lycopene prevents heart disease and helps us protect our cells from cancer. Two tomatoes consumed everyday will fulfill 2/3 of my vitamin C needs.
And best of all, it does not add pressure to my waist, and I still can enjoy good broccoli with good tomato soup. Here's the recipe for tomato and broccoli diet soup.
Tomatoes 400 grams
Sea Salt and pepper for taste
Tomato paste 2 tablespoons
Onion 1 medium size, chopped
White wine 100ml
Broccoli 200 grams
1. Clean and chop the broccoli
2. Sprinkle the tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper lightly - put it in roasting pan.
3. Slightly cut open the tomatoes to form an X sign at the top of the tomatoes
4. Preheat the oven lightly and roast the tomatoes for 30 minutes in 250 celcius heat
5. After 30 minutes, remove the tomatoes and let it cool until you can handle it with your hand
6. Peel the tomatoes skin carefully then put it into a blender or food processor, add the tomato paste and 50ml water.
7.Heat the margarine in a saucepan, and add the chopped onion and broccoli
Cook them in medium heat until the onion begins to turn brown
8.Heat the water and put in the onion and broccoli and the tomatoes mixture. Cook it for about 5 minutes and add the white wine.
Let it boils for about 15 minutes, don't forget to stir it continously during the boiling process.
Serving: 2 people
Calories: 300 calories
There you go, your tomato and broccoli diet soup for another healthy yet delicious diet meal. Alternatively you can try the mushroom diet soup recipe.
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