Do you have the misconception that healthy food is tasteless? Boring? Leaves you hungry? If you think healthy meals equals sacrifice—giving up your enjoyment of food—think again! I love sharing recipes with you that are nutritious AND delicious. These are recipes you will want to make again and again and share! Today it’s all about SOUP! Here are a few yummy soup recipes for you to make this winter. Nutritious can mean delicious!
Winter is the perfect time of year to enjoy a warm bowl of soup. Soup is also a great solution for entertaining. You can make soups in your slow cooker, let the wonderful smells fill up your house and have a wonderful no-fuss meal at the end of the day. Or you can make soup in advance and serve up a warm lunch for your holiday house guests.
Everyone in my family loves this recipe for Southwestern Chicken Soup. My boys even eat the leftovers. It’s a great soup for a football party or a festive holiday get together with friends or family. One of the ingredients is my fav—PUMPKIN!
My recipe for Pumpkin Black Bean Soup is also a family favorite. Again, you get all of the nutritional value of pumpkin and a hearty soup that will fill you up.
A delicious recipe that’s vegan is this Cream of Celery Soup. Vegan doesn’t mean flavorless. This soup tastes fantastic and no one would know it is vegan unless you told them. Little tip: Buy the greenest celery you can find and use the inside stalks and leaves too.
Another one of my favorites is Split Pea Soup! A one-cup serving of canned split pea soup contains around 4.8 grams of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber adds bulk to your food without contributing to the calorie content of your meal, helping to keep you full throughout the day. Split Pea Soup also has potassium and vitamin K.
You gotta love the health benefits of soup:
- Eating broth-based soups can help you eat fewer calories at a meal.
- You can often find healthy soups on restaurant menus.
- Broth-based soups have a lot of water and relatively few calories per portion. By increasing the water content of your foods and decreasing the fat content, you lower your food’s energy density so you can eat more of it without it impacting your waistline. Also, broth-based, vegetarian or soups with lean protein that are water rich and low calorie can help weight loss.
- Soups are easy to make with healthy, fresh and low fat ingredients. Increase your intake of veggies by adding some additional fresh or frozen veggies.
- Soups are perfect for experimenting or adding your own personal touches.
- Soups are easy to make.
Okay, try one of these soup recipes and let me know what you think! C’mon back here and leave a comment or share one of your favorite soup recipes with the rest of us. As always, I love to hear from you … so let’s spread the healthy recipe LOVE!