Now that the weather has gotten colder, we’re excited to start warming up again with homemade soups! Preparing soup at home will support your ability to better control your diet. Store bought varieties of soup contain a lot of added sodium, sugar, and other mystery ingredients that can negatively impact your health. With that said, homemade soup is a wonderful way to get in plenty of healthy foods all in one meal. Maximize nutrients by starting with homemade stock or bone broth, keep adding veggies, and top with fresh herbs to garnish. Remember, the more colorful the meal the more nutrition it contains.
Hearty Favorites: Delicious Soup Recipes for Winter
Soup doesn’t get much heartier (or better, really) than chili. This is an easy recipe to make in an instant pot, Crockpot, or other slow cooker. Top with a sprinkle of shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped fresh chives. Yum!
True Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
This soup recipe with chicken includes the unexpected zing of True Lemon. Easily adaptable to be vegetarian (omit the chicken and use vegetable broth), or gluten-free (use cooked rice in place of the orzo).
Cauliflower is a wonderfully hearty vegetable that when cooked and blended has a similar consistency to potatoes. This cruciferous veggie is also packed full of nutrition, and is the star ingredient in this healthy and satisfying soup.
Creamy coconut milk is the base of this delicious and easy to make soup! The warming effect of spicy chili peppers gives this dish the ability to go the extra mile during the colder winter months.
This soup might remind you of summer, but don’t be fooled - it’s hearty, and quite filling! Make the prep process a little easier by cooking the chicken ahead of time. Serve with a Tropical Orange Mango Margarita
and you might forget that it’s winter outside!
These healthy soup recipes are great to make in big batches and portion out for your week. Freeze half of each recipe, and then thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to eat. You’ll stay toasty, warm, and happily healthy all winter long!