This recipe comes to you courtesy of Remy Maguire (@remyrideson), nutrition consultant at BITW partner, Steelhead Coaching.
Soup-er Simple! Chilly winter rides are best followed by homemade nutritious soups! Soups are the perfect way to thaw out and refuel your body quickly with loads of vitamins, minerals, and a balance of macro-nutrients. Instead of opening a can loaded with sodium and mushy vegetables, whip up your own version with whatever you've got on hand. No recipe required!
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Add well-chopped veggies like peppers, cabbage, potato, squash, cauliflower. Add tender veggies like broccolini or spinach last.
Ratios? 4 cups of veggies for 4-6 servings of soup. Add rotisserie chicken or cooked turkey sausage for a protein punch. Use low sodium boxed broth, covering your meat and veggies by about an inch. Bump up the fiber by adding grains, beans, or pastas (1/2-1 cup). Simmer for 10-20 minutes to help the flavors expand. Add a pop of flavor with pesto, chili paste, lime or spices like cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and paprika. Slurp and enjoy!
For more information about Remy or any of the coaches at Steelhead, visit www.steeleadcoaching.com