Roast tomato tuna white bean soup
Simple things are often the best, and this roast tomato tuna white bean soup is no different. This simple Mediterranean inspired soup with oven roasted tomatoes, garlic, tuna and white beans is a great winter warmer, plus if you serve it without bread, it’s gluten free, low carb and low GI.
Heart-warming and healthy
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
This is a heart-warming soup which will leave you feeling satisfied. Safcol tuna is a quality choice and a good source of heart-healthy omega 3 fat. Also, the protein in tuna will keep you feeling full for longer. Protein is needed at regular times in your day to keep your muscle mass at optimal levels and this is a great way to meet your protein needs in a soup.
Garlic has many health benefits including supporting your gut as a prebiotic food source for the good bacteria. It is also great at supporting your immune function to work optimally with its antioxidant allicin. Extra virgin olive oil adds another heart-healthy monounsaturated oil.
Beans will add more good bacteria in the form of prebiotics as well as being a good plant source of iron. Iron is important as it assists with oxygen transportation to your cells. Cooked tomatoes are the best type as cooking makes the antioxidant lycopene more bioavailable for your body. I recommend a whole grain bread like Sourdough to match this soup. Sourdough made using traditional methods is classified as a whole grain. This means you are giving your body more fibre, vitamins, and minerals to optimise your health. This soup will support your health and leave you feeling warm and satisfied.