7 Fast and Filling Soups: Perfect for fast days, cook these meals, and then take single portions. Lose weight the 5:2 way. This healthy, quick and easy recipe is featured in the soups section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes to help you meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
1 tbsp. white miso paste
1 tsp. Thai fish sauce
1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup fine green beans
8 raw large shrimp
1/3 cup carrot, cut into fine strips
2 tbsp. edamame beans
A good squeeze of lime juice
1 scallion, finely sliced
Handful of cilantro, chopped
How to Make It
Add 1 cup boiling water to a medium saucepan; stir in the miso, fish sauce, and chile, and bring to a simmer.
Add the beans. After 1 minute, add the shrimp, and cook for 1 minute. Add the carrot and edamame; cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in the lime. Top with sliced scallion and cilantro.
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