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Make Dinner Easier With a Soup Starter Kit

Make Dinner Easier With a Soup Starter Kit

With the end of the year rush ahead of us, our San Jose nutrition coaches want to provide you with a few quick & easy meal tips!!

They’ve got a great timesaver for you today that will help with dinner in a BIG way.

Have you ever made a soup starter kit? 

These handy food-prep bags make getting dinner ready SO fast because you do all the prep work ahead of time.


When it’s time to cook, you simply pull your bag out of the freezer, pop the ingredients into a soup pot or slow cooker, add the other ingredients (liquid, protein, seasoning) and you’re on your way to a healthy and delicious meal.

How to make a soup starter kit:

Materials: Quart-sized freezer bags, label, permanent marker

Ingredients: you’ll want 1 pound of veggies for each soup kit

  • For the soup base: Carrots, onion, celery.
  • Optional “extra” veggies:  Bell peppers, summer squash, zucchini, sweet potato, corn.

To make your kit, chop the veggies. For best results, blanch them by dropping them into boiling water for 4-5 minutes and then placing them in ice water so they can quickly cool. Dry thoroughly, then place in the freezer bag, removing all the air before sealing.

Label your bag with contents and date.

When it’s time to cook, simply put them in the slow cooker with:

  • 1 lb  – turkey, beef, chicken
  • For a plant-based option, add canned beans and rice/quinoa about 2-3 hours before it’s time to eat
  • Large can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 quart broth
  • 1-2 tsp of your fave spices & seasonings – thyme, marjoram, a bay leaf, etc.

And let simmer on low for 4-6 hours.

Over time you’ll come up with your favorite variations. You really can’t go wrong!

 

Need nutrition coaching help?  Fill out the “Request More Information Now” box above to receive your free consultation with our San Jose nutrition coaches and experience the Method3 difference OR call us at (408) 371-1212 to connect. Hope we can talk to you soon. 

Method3 Fitness is conveniently located in San Jose.  Our team of personal trainers and nutrition coaches serve clients in Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and other surrounding Bay Area cities.  


 

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