Warm your heart with a bowl of these nutritious and hearty soups.
Winter can be a lot more fun when you spend those cold and snowy days curled up with a bowl of delicious hot soup! Our favorite homemade soup recipes combine robust flavors with health benefits to keep you nourished and satisfied all season long.
- Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup
- Best Lentil Soup
- Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup
- Quinoa Vegetable Soup
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- 15-Minute Miso Soup
- Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Find links to these homemade soup recipes below and learn about their health benefits.
Cold and flu viruses often make the rounds during the colder months, so this is a soup to help you ward them off (or assist your recovery). It’s easy to whip up and packed with healing ingredients like ginger, turmeric, onions, mushrooms, lemon juice, sweet potatoes, and more. You can also add other healthy herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences.
Best Lentil Soup
Lentils are an unassuming staple with the nutrient power of a superfood. These little legumes are packed with protein, fiber, minerals, and health-boosting phytonutrients. They can help with inflammation, weight loss, anemia, and more. This homemade soup recipe amps up the health benefits even more by combining lentils with nutritious veggies like tomatoes, onions, and carrots.
Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup
Warming Mexican spices and fresh cilantro combine to make this soup a veritable flavor explosion. Meanwhile, the black beans can help you build healthy bones, lower your blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, and protect against heart disease and cancer. To boost the heartiness even more, consider adding other varieties of beans such as chickpeas and kidney beans or toss in another lean protein source of your choice.
Another superfood you may have heard of is quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”), one of the trendiest grains on the block. There’s no wonder it’s getting so much attention – it’s very high in protein, fiber, and healthy plant compounds, and makes an excellent swap for grain or protein in many recipes. This soup is simple but hearty and filling, combining quinoa with white beans and loads of vegetables, and it works well with either chicken or vegetable broth.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy and rich, this soup has a beautiful color and tantalizing caramelized flavor from roasted squash. Aromatic vegetables plus classic spices like sage, rosemary, and thyme blend together for a healthy and flavorful homemade soup.
15-Minute Miso Soup
You might have only experienced miso soup as a side at sushi restaurants, but it’s easy to make at home too! The fermentation in miso helps you maintain a healthy gut for digestion, and the ingredient may also strengthen your immune system and even protect against various diseases. You can find miso paste at many regular grocery stores, health food stores, or Asian grocers. Add small tofu cubes and your favorite greens (it doesn’t have to have seaweed!) for a flavorful, warming soup packed with protein and nutrients.
Tomato soup is a simple classic, but here, the addition of roasted red peppers elevates both the flavors and the antioxidant health benefits. You can choose to flavor it on the sweeter side with natural sugar or add your favorite hot sauce to kick up the savory spice instead!
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