I’ve recently just come back from Siargao and my whole body is one massive sunburn. But what I love about island cooking is that people use whatever local produce they have on hand to make light, refreshing, and simple dishes that still hold so many layers of flavor.
I’ve recently just come back from Siargao and my whole body is one massive sunburn. But what I love about island cooking is that people use whatever local produce they have on hand to make light, refreshing, and simple dishes that still hold so many layers of flavor. While this gazpacho recipe isn’t anything revolutionary, it’s something that is uncommon enough that when you serve it to people they will be surprised by the combinations. Perfect for a really hot day when you are hungry but don’t want to sweat your way through the hours following your meal. But more than that, eating soups in general yield lots of health benefits. Here are a couple of them to get you on soup train.
It’s soup-er affordable
Soup is relatively cheap to make. With a broth made from leftovers, some veg, and herbs and spices for seasoning, it’s easy to make a meal for an entire family. And the best thing about it, you don’t need any fancy equipment to make it happen.
It’s bursting healthy goodness
Soups are a great way to get your nutrients. And unlike juicing, you retain most of the fiber from your ingredients because you don’t throw out anything. If you’re pressed for time, don’t be afraid to pick up prepared stuff at the grocery, just make sure to check the label to make sure you’re not consuming too much of the bad stuff. You can always freshen if up with fresh spinach or other vegetable of your choice.
It aids in weight-loss
A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that soup eaters tend to weigh less than those who don’t eat soup. How many have us had soup as an appetizer and felt too full for your main? That’s because soups are filling and have a high satiation potential.
So eat some soup before a meal, you’ll end up consuming less calories at meal times.
Try this Watermelon Coconut Gazpacho that’s perfect in this hot weather we’re having.