Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dukan Diet Soup Recipes

Dukan Diet Soup Recipes
For smooth creamy comfort food, soup is top of the list. If you are looking for Dukan soup recipes for your diet, keep reading for a couple of favorites here.

Although the attack phase is quite limited to pure proteins, herbs and seasonings - the cruise phase opens up some new food options with the addition of vegetables. There are some great low carb soup recipe ideas that are approved on the Dukan Diet.

Dukan Pumpkin Soup or Dukan Halloween Soup
250 grams or approximately 2 cups pumpkin flesh (cut into small cubes or pieces)
1 onion
2 cups skim milk (500 ml)
2 carrots
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
Cut the pumpkin into small squares. Peel the onion and carrots and cut into small slices. Add the vegetables to skim milk in a pot on the stovetop along with the pinch of cinnamon. Cook for about a half an hour until the pumpkin is smooth. Mix and heat again for about a half hour, adding water to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Either eat with veggie chunks or put in a food processor or blender and blend to a creamy consistency. (Blending is recommended for a cream texture)

The Dukan Diet Recipe book also has several excellent recipes for tasty soups.  There is a Fennel Soup, a Chicory and Smoked Chicken Soup, a Tangy Tomato Soup, Quick Gazpacho, and a Green Sorrel Soup Recipe. You can also create your own soup recipe using any of the cruise phase approved foods - basically anything from the Dukan 100 Safe Foods List.

Here is another soup recipe that is PV Dukan Cruise approved from the Dukan Diet cookbook.
Carrot, Fennel and Thyme Soup Soupe a la Carotte, Fenouil Et Thym
Serves 3
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
12 oz. onions, diced
12 oz leeks, diced
2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp thyme
4 medium carrots, diced
1 fennel bulb, diced (plus fennel tops to garnish)
1 3/4 pints low sodium chicken stock
Salt and black pepper
Over medium heat, add oil to a frying pan and then wipe it clean with a paper towel. Gently fry the onion, leek, garlic, fennel seeds and thyme until the mixture smells aromatic. Add carrot and fennel and cook for a few more minutes. Add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the carrot and fennel are soft. If the stock goes down too much, add some water. When ready to serve, place a bit of chopped fennel top in each bowl of soup.

Don't hesitate to add your own recipe ideas using the approved ingredients, try spicy shrimp soup, use chicken, curry, and other flavorful ingredients to add flavor without fat and without carbs. Enjoy the Dukan Diet Soup Recipes and please add your own to the comments.