- Like many traditional recipes, this soup tends to be made with whatever is available. You can add all sorts of vegetables, such as pumpkin, courgettes or celery, or add different beans, pasta, or even meat, such as ham.
- Borlotti beans are low in fat, packed with dietary fibre and a good source of protein and folate.
- Using strong flavoured cheese, such as Parmesan, Gran Padano or Cheddar, means that you can use less of it in your cooking, but still enjoy great taste.
- Freezing instructions: Freeze in portions then defrost in the fridge, or defrost in a microwave stirring regularly.
We use these symbols throughout our recipes to make it easier to choose recipes to suit you. However, this information should not replace specific advice from your healthcare professional.
Nutritional information explained
The carb values of these meals relate to the total amount of carbs from all ingredients. If you are carb counting, you may not need to include them all in calculating your insulin dose. Speak to your healthcare team if you're unsure.
Traffic light symbols / colours
- Red = high
- Amber = medium
- Green = low
Traffic lights for these recipes are determined by the whole portion size. Comparison of the traffic lights for different recipes should be based on 100g of each portion.