This colourful soup is inspired by the spicy and complex flavours of chilli con carne. Full of delicious vegetables and served with tortillas and a refreshing salsa, it makes a healthy main course soup.
*Minced turkey is another great option for this soup – use it instead of chicken mince.
*You can use other kinds of canned beans, such as borlotti beans.
*Beans and pulses are a good source of dietary fibre, particularly soluble fibre which can help to reduce high blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels. They also provide useful amounts of vitamin B1 and iron.
*Vitamin C from the salsa will help the body to absorb iron from the beans.
*Avocados are rich in vitamin B6, which is vital for making the ‘feel-good’ hormone serotonin. They also provide the anti-oxidant vitamin E which can help to protect against heart disease.
GI estimate low.