There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of chunky vegetable soup to really warm the belly after those nippy winter rides. Packed full of all the good stuff, soup has to be one of the easiest meals to cook, store and to reheat.
Getting through those winter training sessions can be tough. With the nippy weather biting at your fingers, sometimes you need that little boost of motivation to get you through the ride. For some of us it’s the hot shower or soak in the bath, and for others it’s the warming cuppa tea and hot meal.
Soup is brilliantly versatile because you can add whatever ingredients you fancy, or whichever are in season. Hearty winter vegetable soup contains seasonal favourites, which are the earthy root varieties: carrots, parsnips, potatoes and turnips. Although, you can also add onions, cauliflower, leeks and whatever else you want to experiment with.
Healthy and nutritious, soup is ideal for the post-ride winter workouts. Whip up a bowl of the belly warming good stuff, and don’t forget the crusty bread roll either. Here’s a classic winter vegetable soup recipe to get you started.