November 17 2017
Instead of giving in to the traditional holiday weight gain, follow this registered dietitian’s advice to avoid overeating this winter.
For his new book The Endurance Diet: Discover the World’s Greatest Athletes’ 5 Core Habits to Look, Feel and Perform Better, author Matt Fitzgerald spent 18 months comparing diets of elite endurance athletes from 33 countries. This salmon soup from Finland is full of protein and carbs that’ll help fuel any endurance athlete’s next big workout.
Finnish food is simple, hearty and warming, and this soup stays true to those themes. Instead of using only fresh salmon, which would have been the conventional choice, we’ve included a small amount of smoked salmon to give another layer of flavor to the dish.
In a medium pot, cook onion and leek in olive oil over medium heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Add potatoes, carrot, broth and water and cover. Turn heat to high to bring to a boil, then reduce to medium for 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Turn heat to low. Add both types of salmon and simmer for 5 minutes. From this point, only stir very gently to avoid breaking up salmon. Add milk, dill, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve with toasted rye bread.
291 calories, 7g total fat, 32g total carb, 4g fiber, 29g protein (served without bread, made with whole milk); 334 calories, 12g fat, 31g carb, 29g protein (made with half and half)