- 3 Medium Sized (480g) Leeks
- 5 Medium Sized (425g) Potatoes
- 2 Reduced Salt (14g) Vegetable Stock Cubes
- (1L) Water
- 1 Pinch (1g) Ground Black Pepper
Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.
Wash the leeks and potatoes and peel the potatoes.
Chop them into bite size pieces.
Dissolve the stock cubes in the water.
Put the chopped vegetables into a large saucepan with the stock and bring to boil.
Reduce the heat, season with pepper and simmer for 20 minutes.
Time Saver Tips
Don’t peel the potatoes. Soup can be prepared in advance and heated when required. Cool before putting in the fridge or freezing.
Cost Saver Tips
Make double the amount and freeze.
Tips for Kids
Now's the time to make use of that blender. It's a sneaky way of hiding the veg.
Based on a single serving of 400g
Nutrition labels on the front of packaging
- Most of the big supermarkets and many food manufacturers display nutritional information on the front of pre-packed food.
- Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
- The labels also include information about reference intakes (expressed as a percentage) which are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet.
- The colour coding tells you at a glance if the food has high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
- The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
- Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
- Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.
Food shopping tips
If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.