It's hard to imagine a more nourishing dish than soup. Try some of these recipes when you are feeling the need to revitalise yourself.
Lentils offer a valuable amount of iron, along with plenty of folate and low-fat protein. They're also a very good source of niacin and potassium.
The classic hearty caramelised onion soup is made complete with toasted baguette and melted cheese on top.
Leeks give this soup a delicious fresh flavour and also add fibre.
Egg flower soup is so simple and easy. Just season chicken stock with spring onion, soy sauce and white wine vinegar then stir in beaten eggs. Makes a great entree.
Using dry lentils, tinned tomatoes, a bit of onion and celery, you can make a delicious curry lentil stew. Makes a nice lunch or easy dinner for two.