I Quit Sugar | Anti-anxiety soup

This soup gets its name as chicken soup is good for the soul. Like when you’re ill and all that will make you better is a bowl of homemade chicken soup. Sarah explains it well on her website: it works like this: the collagen released when you cook chicken bones (in particular) for hours – preferably 24 – feeds, repairs, and calms the mucous lining in the small intestine. Chicken soup calms you. You can equally make this with any other kind of stock – preferably homemade.
This recipe makes 7 portions and can easily be divvied up into individual containers and frozen. Just remember to take out the containers the night before.
  •  1 ½ pints chicken stock (I used 1 ½ pints of water with 2 vegetable oxo cubes – we were out of chicken, boo)
  • 2 courgettes, cubed
  • 1 squash,  cubed
  • 2 handfuls frozen peas
  • 1 handful fresh herbs, chopped
  • Roast the squash for 20-30 minutes and leave to cool before skinning and cubing
  • Bring the broth to the boil, reduce to a simmer and add the vegetables
  • Cook for 5 minutes
  • Stir through the herbs and serve with a crush of black pepper
  • Sip slowly
There you have it – this recipe is so easy to make and the real effort is in the prepping. Making your own soup is so much cheaper and nutritious than buying it in a can or pot. So warm yourself up and feel better on both the inside and outside.


  1. I love posts like that one! I'm a huge foodie, so certainly going to try out that recipe! :)


  2. How did you get on with eating this for a whole week and do you have to leave the veggies whole? I'm not a fan of chunky soups so I'd have to blend mine up I think! xx

  3. Thanks Laura - it was so nice, luckily! :) xx

  4. Surprisingly I didn't get bored of it and it was really nice, although once frozen, the squash was a lot sweeter. You could deffo blitz it up. The chunks were supposed to be 1cm but I was losing patience :( xx


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