After pigging out Sat night and being a bit excessive with eating on Sat (turns out I have some sort of cold thingy at the moment that is making me hungry), I decided to make up some of that points free soup to claw back some points.
I made the standard soup and then decided to build it up a bit. I added a can of refried beans to the soup. This has 2 effects, firslty i makes for a slightly thicker soup as the RB spread through the soup. Secondly it adds some protein to the mix and that helps stave off hunger a bit longer. The second thing i added was a (small) handful of oversize couscous. This supplies a bit of carb that also makes the soup stave off hunger for a little while longer. I also added some basil but that just makes it taste good.
The end result is not a points free soup but still a relatively low points soup. I will probably get four or five serves out of it but at 2 or 3 at most points a serve it will still help me claw back 5 or so points a meal.
BTW Tastes pretty damn fine after all that as well.
Not expecting a good result tonight as this is my off week in my 2 week cycle.
2 thoughts on “After Sat night”
What is oversize cous cous? never heard of it. Sounds like a brilliant soup though.
You get it from the African foods stand at Vic Market. It is expensive but a bag of it does go a long way food wise.
I was just thinking that it shouldnt be called my ‘off’ week as i am unlikely to lose anything. Accurately it should be called my ‘on’ week and next week where i may lose something will be my ‘off’ week.
Soup very good. Worth a try.