5 Healthy Ways to Add More Consistency to Your Soups - Wishevoke

5 Healthy Ways to Add More Consistency to Your Soups

Despina Marcelou, clinical nutritionist specializing in autoimmune and clinical nutrition and advanced training in vegetarianism, shows us 5 ways to make our soups thicker and more delicious.

We grew up with waterier soups, but in recent years the thicker, Plush alternatives They have stolen our hearts – plus they camouflage vegetables very well for any child, young or old, who doesn’t do well with eye contact. However, sometimes they can become liquid and affect the result and taste. Many add flour, butter or cream to thicken it, but we prefer it healthy and tasty alternatives This keeps the nutritional value of the soup high and adds extra flavor.

Mashed potatoes
Stir in ¼ to ⅓ cup mashed potatoes per 1 cup soup. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, then adjust the quantity Mashed potatoes to achieve the desired result. Pureed sweet potatoes are even more nutritious.

Couscous is ideal for thickening soups and stews because it cooks quickly and releases starch as it expands. Choose small Moroccan-style couscous if you want a subtle thickness, and larger couscous (or Israeli couscous) to add a richer, slightly chewy flavor to the finished dish. Measure out 1 tablespoon of dry couscous per 2 cups of soup. Stir it into the simmering pot, cover, and cook until very tender, 10 to 15 minutes (no stirring necessary).

Stir in 1½ cups cooked Beans, lentils or chickpeas Mix with ½ cup water or stock until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of your mixture per 1 cup of soup and stir until fully incorporated. Simmer until flavors meld, 1 to 2 minutes. Alternatively, you can replace it with hummus.

Chia seeds
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Chia seeds Process into powder in a coffee or spice grinder. Stir in 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of soup and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes to activate the gel and set the recipe.

Whole wheat croutons
Add croutons or toasted bread cubes to your soup and let it rest 2 to 3 minutesto absorb the excess liquid.


Miss Marcelou
Clinical nutritionist specializing in autoimmune diseases
Alkiviadou 185, Piraeus
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