Five Healthy Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

Five Healthy Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

It’s been chilly here in Atlanta! With temperatures as low as 12 degrees at night – I’ve been craving soups to warm my belly. Soup is such a versatile dish to create and it’s incredibly easy to make. Make a large pot on Sunday and throw the leftovers in mason jars to bring to work during the week. If you want your soup to last even longer – toss it in the freezer and you’ll have an easy, healthy meal ready at the drop of a hat.

Check out some of these recipes this week as it dips into low temperatures. They are guaranteed to be delicious, packed with nutrients, and keep you warm inside and out.

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

This soup is inspired by the fantastic flavors often found in a taco. You can pump up the heat to match your desired level of spice, or you can prepare it to be mild. It contains a healthy helping of fresh vegetables and protein in the form of legumes.

Check out the vegetarian tortilla soup recipe from blogger Cookie and Kate.

Vegan Lentil Soup

There is nothing more hearty on a chilly day than a bowl of steaming lentil soup. Packed with protein and fiber, the lentil is a delicious and necessary addition to any vegetarian’s winter meal plan. This recipe takes advantage of nutrient packed veggies like kale, collards, garlic, and onions. Another solid edition from Cookie and Kate, check out her vegan lentil soup recipe.

Spring Minestrone

From the meal planning geniuses at Blue Apron, Spring Minestrone is another vegetable packed stew filled with fresh hearty flavors. This recipe focuses on fava beans which are supercharged with protein and fiber. They also contain a good amount of iron and magnesium. Theoretically, you could add just about any combination of vegetables to this soup and it would taste incredible. Check out Blue Apron’s recipe for their Spring Minestrone.

Potato Leek Soup

Leeks are a vegetable that belongs to the same family as onions and garlic. Touted as the world’s healthiest food, you can’t go wrong adding leek soup to your winter menu. They are extremely high in vitamin K and manganese. Pair the leeks with the heartiness of potatoes and you have a winning combination of nutrition and flavor. Simply Recipes has a great Potato and Leek Soup recipe.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Inspired by a popular Irish dish, corned beef and cabbage has long been a staple for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s robust flavors are unlike that of any other dish. Filled with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and onions, this soup certainly doesn’t lack seasonal winter veggies. Check out the Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup recipe from Skinny Taste.

Written by Amber O’Neal

Amber O'Neal

With over 12 years of professional health and wellness experience, Amber is well-respected by her peers in the fitness and nutrition community. In addition to speaking to corporate and community audiences, she is a freelance fitness and nutrition writer and media expert who has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Marie Claire, and Heart & Soul. Her television appearances include CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates as well as the NBC Nightly News.