So my plan of attack starts with a huge pot of soup which will keep me going, satisfy both my sweet and savoury tastebuds and most importantly provide me with slow release energy throughout the day. This one is also a great freezer staple. Once cool I usually pour mug sized portions into freezer bags and store them flat. This makes reheating much quicker too as opposed to storing in tubs.
SPICY SWEET POTATO AND LENTIL SOUP
Put the curry powder into a large saucepan, then toast over a medium heat for 2 mins. Add the olive oil, stirring as the spice sizzles in the pan. Tip in the onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, season, then gently cook for 5 mins, stirring every so often.
Meanwhile, peel, then grate the sweet potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock, lentils and seasoning, then simmer, covered, for 20 mins. Blend until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice, check the seasoning and serve, topped with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.
Trust me, once you've tasted this soup, you'll make it over and over again.xxx