This collection of healthy soup recipes features soups that are low in calories and fat, and packed with healthy proteins and vegetables. Not only do these soups taste good, but they make you feel good too!
Did you know that soup actually has several health benefits?? Some of the health benefits of soup include:
It keeps you hydrated.
Soups contain a blend of several vitamins and cover many food groups.
It’s hearty, fills you up faster and keeps you full longer.
This last one isn’t necessarily a scientifically nutritious fact, but a warm bowl of soup often gives comfort and increases your sense of well being. Who doesn’t want that?!
However, you have to keep in mind that not all soup is created equal: Though soup does have so many health benefits you do have to be careful because some soups aren’t as healthy as others. Cream based soups have higher calorie and fat content. Canned soups, though convenient, contain extra ingredients that don’t exactly scream healthy.
Keeping it healthy: You can quickly turn your healthy bowl of soup into an unhealthy meal by consuming calorie laden breads or indulging in sugar and fat filled desserts. Here are a few of my favorite dishes that will help keep your meal healthy:
Keep dessert simple and serve a delicious Fruit Salad with a tad bit of cream.
Healthy Soup Recipes:
All of these soups are either tomato or broth based, without cream and include healthy proteins like chicken or beef. Chicken is always fairly low in fat, as long as you use chicken breasts, but if you are using beef, make sure it is either 80% or 90% lean to keep the fat content low.
Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.
This hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup is packed full of Italian flavor with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini and cheese! With so many healthy ingredients, this chicken and veggie soup is a great lightweight soup option perfect for any day of the year!
Vegetables are the main ingredient in all of these soups, which is a great way to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of veggies. Of course, you can add a protein of choice, but if you (or anyone you are feeding) has dietary restrictions, these meatless options will work perfectly.
Cabbage Soup Recipe
Cabbage Soup is an easy healthy soup loaded with fresh veggies. Warm up with a cup of this low calorie and low carb delicious soup!
This hearty Minestrone soup is a flavorful Italian soup, packed with various colorful vegetables, broth, beans, and pasta. Not only is this Minestrone soup delicious and comforting, but also really nutritious! Perfect for lunch or dinner on a cool autumn day.