Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner:

5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup

(80 calories)

Celery and Leek Soup

Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed to cheer me up as well as fill me up. Soups are the dieter’s friend, and if you are careful with your use of fats, milk and cream, you can make a big bowl of filling soup with the minimum of calories, and soup is always comforting too. So, today I am pleased to share my latest soupy creation with you, a big pot of Celery and Leek Soup, packed with lovely green vegetables (as I always use the greens from my leeks and the leaves from my celery) and a subtle yeasty flavour that comes from the addition of some light soy sauce and the celery seeds. This soup recipe is my latest creation for my collection of 5:2 diet recipes, as it is only 80 calories per serving, making it an ideal recipe to make for a cold winter’s fast day. As well as this soup recipe, I am also being very organised today and planning my meals for the week, so I hope you will find inspiration in my weekly meal planner too. Have a wonderful week, and wrap up warm as we in the UK (and France) are experiencing some pretty Arctic conditions lately! Karen 

NB: The recipe for this Celery and Leek Soup is shared at the bottom of this post, after my meal plan. 

Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Meal Plan Monday

Monday 27th January:

(Fast Day – 500 calories)

Breakfast: Boiled egg = 70 calories

Lunch: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup = 80 calories

5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Supper: Salmon and Onion Soufflé Gratin Bake = 250 calories (Recipe to follow)

Milk allowance: 300mls skimmed milk – 100 calories (for Skinny Lattes)

Total = 500 calories

Tuesday 28th January:

Apple and Sausage Fry with Red Cabbage and Jacket Potato ( Recipe to follow)

Apple and Sausage Fry with Red Cabbage and Jacket Potato

Apple and Sausage Fry with Red Cabbage and Jacket Potato

Wednesday 29th January:

Fast Day (500 calories)

Breakfast: Low-fat yoghurt = 55 calories and small clementine = 25 calories = 80 calories

Lunch: Bacon and Egg Cups with Salad = 220 calories (Recipe to follow)

Bacon and Egg Cups = 100 calories each

Bacon and Egg Cups = 100 calories each

Supper:  Butter Bean & Chorizo Stew with Tomatoes = 183 calories

A Hearty 5:2 Diet Recipe for Autumn: Butter Bean & Chorizo Stew with Tomatoes

Butter Bean & Chorizo Stew with Tomatoes

Total = 483 calories

Thursday 30th January:

Travelling all day – sandwiches and meal out PM!

Friday 31st January:

(Low-calorie day = 1000 calories)

Curried Leek and Apple Soup Recipe (5:2 Diet) = 100 calories

Windfalls, September Harvest and Comforting Soups: Curried Leek and Apple Soup Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Curried Leek and Apple Soup Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Baked Hake & Oven Chips = approx 500 calories

Healthy Fish and Chips for Fish on Friday: Baked Hake & Oven Chips Recipe

Healthy Fish and Chips for Fish on Friday: Baked Hake & Oven Chips Recipe

Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread with Salad = approx 400 calories

Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe - Zuri's South African Picnic Bread

Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread

Celery Soup with Leeks

Celery Soup with Leeks

Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Serves 3
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack, Soup, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A tasty low-calorie soup that is packed with flavour - perfect for anyone following the 5:2 diet or Weight Watchers and only 80 calories per serving.

Ingredients

  • 175g celery, trimmed, cleaned and sliced (30 calories)
  • 175g leeks, trimmed, cleaned and sliced (100 calories)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely diced (5 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce (8 calories)
  • 300mls vegetable stock (42 calories using 1 tablespoon Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon Powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds (2 calories)
  • 150mls skimmed milk (55 calories)

Note

A tasty low-calorie soup that is packed with flavour - perfect for anyone following the 5:2 diet or Weight Watchers and only 80 calories per serving.

Directions

Step 1 Put the celery, leeks and garlic into a large saucepan that has a lid and add the soy sauce, celery seeds and vegetable stock. Put the lid on and then bring to the boil before simmering for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and cooked.
Step 2 Add the milk and then blend the soup until smooth.
Step 3 Reheat the soup being careful not to boil it as the milk with curdle and then serve it in warmed soup bowls with a few chopped celery leaves as a garnish.
Step 4 Makes 3 servings and each serving is 80 calories.
Celery Soup with Leeks

Celery Soup with Leeks

Linking this post up to At Home with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Comments

  1. says

    celery and leek are possibly my favourite soup vegetables… so delicious. Love the idea of a little soy sauce… I add fennel to mine to give it that aniseed kick. lovely!

  2. says

    I love the idea of the bacon and egg cups, I will need to give those a try. Also the soup sounds really nice and at 80 calories makes it even better :)

  3. says

    The celery and leek soup looks delicious, as do so many of the other recipes on this page. This post has been an eye opener on how well someone on a 5:2 diet, or anyone looking to lower there calories, can eat.

  4. says

    What a lovely, healthy, delicious soup!!! It would make a perfect lunch or dinner (though the hubby would also need a slab of meat ;)).

  5. says

    I am not on the 5:2 but am making your soup this week. Looks fab. I love how organised you are to plan out the week. I have to say that your meals are a lot more interesting than my daily fare.

  6. says

    I love leek soup but normally have it with potatoes. I am now keen to try it with celery. So agree with you Karen, soup is wonderful stuff, delicious, warming and filling and I’d love a bowl right now, but I’m on my no food fast day! However, tomorrow is another day …

  7. says

    Soup most definitely is a dieters friend, especially this one with so few cals. Great idea to add a little more flavour oomph with celery seeds and soy sauce. Pinned to my 5:2 board, which I’m slowly working up to starting. Tried quite a few days in the Autumn but had lots of dizzy spells and couldn’t sleep on it, which really put me off. Need to change the foods I eat on the fast days to make as sustaining as possible. Will be giving a go soon though :)

  8. Angela says

    Hello Karen
    I plant to make this soup at the weekend but none of the supermarkets have any celery seeds!!!! What can I use instead?
    Thanks

  9. Dimity says

    Hi Karen,
    I found your website via the 5:2 Fast Diet website link and just wanted to let you know how delightful your blog and recipes are. I’ve just spent much more time than I should have browsing through your extensive writings and salivating over how delicious everything sounds.
    Much to my delight I also found your chutney recipes and I’ll have a go at making several of them. A family friend used to keep me in stock of her very more-ish Hot Tomato Relish, but her advancing age and the fact that she lives many hours away now means that my fast dwindling stocks may not be replenished. I love home made chutneys, pickles, and relishes so it’s timely to have found yours.
    Thank you for your generosity of spirit, and time, in posting your forays through food!
    Cheers, from a very hot Sydney Australia.

    • says

      THANKS so much Dimity for your wonderful comments….you have made my day!
      I am so pleased that you have enjoyed reading through my culinary forays and notes, as well as enjoying my preserves and 5:2 diet recipes too.
      I have many more “new” recipes to share over the next year and I hope you will pop back regularly to see what’s new….
      Karen :-)

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