Soup’s On!

It’s safe to say that winter is in full swing. The temperatures have dropped (REALLY low in some parts of the country!), you have to bundle up against the wind and snowflakes are starting to appear in your weather forecast. Maybe the kids are hoping for a snow day from school!

Whether you love this weather or are already longing for summer, now is the time for soup. Nothing beats curling up with a warm, steaming bowl of comfort during this season. And while you can certainly open up a canned version from the grocery store, it can be much more satisfying to whip up something yourself (homemade soup will likely have less sodium, too!).

What you need are a few easy, healthful soup recipes that suit your tastes. Here are some of our favorites! (Okay, a couple of them are stews.) Which one will you try first?


Cream of Leek and Potato Soup

Recipe Source: Diabetes Forecast magazine

Cream of Leek and Potato Soup

This vegetarian soup is only 90 calories per serving! You can use either sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt to add that touch of creaminess. A blender or food processor will help you achieve good consistency.

 

 


Recipe Source: Diabetes Forecast magazine

Recipe Source: Diabetes Forecast magazine

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Our take on a classic, with just 11 grams of carbohydrate per serving. And it only requires 15 minutes of prep time!


Recipe Source: Diabetes Forecast magazine

Recipe Source: Diabetes Forecast magazine

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Of course, we need to follow that with our recipe for another family favorite. You’ll start this recipe by making your own chicken stock. Mmm!


Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Recipe Source: Recipes for Healthy Living

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Wild rice is a whole grain and a healthier option than white rice. This soup is hearty and perfect on a cold winter day.


Mediterranean Fish Stew

Recipe Source: Recipes for Healthy Living

Mediterranean Fish Stew

This budget-friendly option is great for the chilly winter weather! It costs just over $10 for four servings.


Sausage and White Bean Soup

Recipe Source: Recipes for Healthy Living

Sausage and White Bean Soup

This one-pot soup provides healthy carbs from the beans, protein from the turkey sausage and veggies from the spinach and tomatoes.


Quick Herb-Tomato Soup

Recipe Source: Recipes for Healthy Living

Quick Herb-Tomato Soup

Short on time? Whip this up in less than 10 minutes using six ingredients. It makes a great side dish or appetizer.


We hope these soup and stew recipes will help take the chill off this winter. So get cooking!

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