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.
2 thin slices eggplant, cut into quarters
4 sprays nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 oz. marinated tofu
1 tbsp. brown miso paste
1 cake air-dried noodles
2 stalks broccoli, stalks, cut into chunks
1 tbsp. frozen edamame
Few slices ginger (optional)
1 radish, sliced
Few stems fresh watercress or micro herbs
How to Make It
Lightly cook the pieces of eggplant in a pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Once tender, add the mushrooms, and cook until golden. Add the tofu to heat through.
Meanwhile, put the miso paste into a pan with 1 1/4 cups boiling water. Add the noodles and broccoli, and cook until tender. Add the edamame, and cook for 1 minute to defrost.
Pour the noodles and broth into bowls. Add the eggplant and tofu mixture, ginger, if using; top with radish and watercress or herbs.
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