Tomato, Bacon and Mushroom Soup

My Tomato, Bacon and Mushroom Soup is a perfect nutrient packed dish for anytime of the day. I was thinking, why shouldn’t we eat soup for breakfast?  Well we eat Smoothies don’t we? So why not soup?

Using three traditional ingredients from a full English breakfast I made this creamed soup, and yes it worked. The taste is reminiscent of baked bean juice, but much more fulfilling and meaty. Eating soup for breakfast did feel strange but I often make a smoothie, the definition according to Dictionary.com is a thick beverage of fruit puréed in a blender with ice and milk, yoghurt or juice; so why not a thick beverage of vegetables?

Only 7 net carbs per portion, a perfect start to the day.

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Bacon, Mushroom and Leek Egg Muffins

These little Egg Muffins are a brilliantly versatile item for any lunch box. One of the things I find most difficult about watching my carbs is food on the go. Maybe office lunch or a picnic with friends.    These wonderful muffins give a variety of easy and cheap alternatives to fulfil midday hunger.

The muffins can be made quickly and easily in advance and will hold up in the fridge for at least 3 days. They can be frozen and can be taken out as they required. Depending on your chosen filling, they can become a little watery once defrosted, but they really are so quick to make you may prefer to make a fresh batch as required.

Perfect to eat cold, but if you have the facilities to heat them, such as a microwave then they are even more gorgeous. Net Carbs 7g per muffin.

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