Swap that for this: Try a tasty veggie soup for lunch

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Pack some vitamins and minerals into your lunch this week and switch your sandwiches for some soup

Super veggie soup from Change4Life website
This super veggie soup recipe, taken from the Change4Life online Meal Mixer and smartphone app. Download and find out more information here.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Serves: 4 adults (or store some to take to work!)

2 leeks washed and sliced or 2 medium onions diced
250g broccoli broken into florets
250g potatoes peeled and chopped
600ml reduced salt vegetable or chicken stock
100g spinach washed
300ml 1% fat milk
1 pinch ground black pepper

What to do:

1. Put the leeks, broccoli and potatoes into a large saucepan and add the stock.

2. Heat until just boiling, and then turn the heat down. Cook over a low heat with the lid on for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

3. Add the spinach and cook gently for another 2-3 minutes, until the leaves wilt down.

4. Blend the soup to a puree using a handheld stick blender, or transfer it to a food processor or blender and whizz until smooth. Add the milk and reheat gently, seasoning with ground black pepper. Serve, garnished with a few spinach leaves if you like and a slice of wholemeal bread.

Nutritional information:
Per portion (i.e ¼ recipe)
127kcals / 531 kJ
9g protein
3g fat of which 1g saturates
18g carbohydrate of which 7g sugars
5g dietary fibre
79mg sodium
0.2g salt

For more information on pregnancy health and advice go to www.nhs.uk/Start4Life
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