High Protein Slow Cooker Soup On A Budget
One of my greatest passions, which I have not often spoken about on the blog is budgeting, saving money and being frugal. I love a good bargain and I love to save money and find ways to make do. I guess I learnt this from my mum who is the queen of budgeting and through my experiences as a student, young married and then single mother.
I’m hoping to share more ideas here on The Inspiration Edit to share how you can get by and budget on a low or modest income.
So, today I’m sharing a favourite recipe of mine which I created myself. I was shown how to make soup back in New Zealand as a teenager but this is my own recipe which I invented and turned out pretty tasty.
Carrots, Peppers and Onion
1 cup of barley, lentils and split peas
2 large sliced potatoes
2 cubes of vegetable stock
2 Litres of water
Now as this is a slow cooker recipe, it can take around 3 hours to cook completely. I simply chop up the veg, slice the potato and chuck it all in the crock pot with the pulses and stock and turn on auto cook.
If I’m preparing the night before, I may cook everything except the chicken and then add the chicken two hours before dinner- which is enough time for the chicken to be ready. Or if you have time to prepare the meal and put it on before eating you can cook it all at once.
You can also add alternative veg, and use whatever you need to use up in the home. You could add chickpeas or kidney beans, celery or swede. We often just use what we can find marked down at the supermarket which makes a tasty and yummy soup but also saves on the purse.
This is also a great Bariatric meal for those who have had gastric bypass surgery full of protein and goodness.