Why not try this delicious carrot and lentil soup with a kick to help get things moving. Soup is easy to make and can be prepared in advance as well as frozen for a later date. Why not try www.bbc.goodfood/recipes were there are lots of delicious recipes for you to try


  • 2 Tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g carrots
  • 140g split lentils
  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock
  • 125 ml milk


  1. Heat a large saucepan and dry-fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for 1 min, or until they start to jump around the pan and release their aromas.
  2. Scoop out about half of the seeds with a spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the oil, carrot, lentils, stock and milk to the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins until the lentils have swollen and softened.
  4. Whizz the soup with a stick blender or in a food processor until smooth (or leave it chunky if you prefer).
  5. Season to taste and finish with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of the reserved toasted spices.
  6. Serve with warmed naan breads.