Eating nutrient rich food does not mean sacrificing on taste. Bright red and flavorful, today’s recipe of Tomato & Oats soup is ideal for people aiming for weight loss. Tomato & Oats soup is one healthy soup with all the benefits of tomatoes and oats packed together in one single bowl. Oats being high in fiber helps to lower blood glucose levels. On the other hand, tomatoes are the perfect fat fighting food as they reduce inflammation and water retention in the body, as well as help in reversing leptin (a type of protein which helps to regulate metabolic rate and appetite, so our bodies rely on it to shed those extra pounds) resistance. So let’s get down straight to the recipe so that you don’t have to think much for tonight’s dinner.
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves crushed garlic
3 1/2 tablespoons margarine
14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
4 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup rolled oats
1. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter, until onion becomes tender and begins to brown.
2. Add undrained tomatoes, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
3. While soup is simmering, toast rolled oats in a heavy bottomed sauce pan, stirring till they are brown. Stir in oats to soup and cook for about 6 to 10 minutes, and then serve.
Nutritional value per serve: Calories 180kcal, Fat 10g, Carbs 19g, Protein 3.5g
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