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7 Healthy Soup Recipes for Warming Winter Meals

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Cold days call for steaming hot meals, and these healthy soup recipes fit the bill perfectly.

From Ginger Carrot to Tex-Mex Black Bean, each soup is filled with nutrient-dense foods and loads of flavor. Many of them will also help fortify your immune system so you can make it through cold- and flu-season without a sneeze.

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And don’t worry, these are not the the kind of soups that require three hours of peeling and chopping or that you have to leave simmering all day. They’re simple and quick to make for lunch or dinner even on the busiest of days.

Go ahead, grab a stockpot and get cooking.

7 Healthy Soup Recipes

  • Ginger Carrot Squash Soup

    Ginger is great for fending off the sniffles. Carrots and squash are rich in carotenoids, compounds that are linked to a laundry list of health benefits. And coconut oil, well, is there anything it can’t do?

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  • Mushroom and Farro Soup

    Mushrooms are filled with essential minerals and vitamins, including hard-to-get vitamin D. Farro, meanwhile, is an ancient grain that brings both fiber and protein to the table.

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  • Butternut Squash Broccoli Rabe Soup

    When the leaves are changing and the air is crisp, creamy butternut squash soup is just necessary. And there are plenty of ways to mix it up so you can eat it over and over (naturally) without getting bored. Some people add bacon; apple is also a popular addition. We add broccoli rabe to ours, for added nutrients and fresh veggie flavor.

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  • Upgraded Chicken Soup

    There’s a reason chicken soup has been used to nurse people back to health for centuries, across cultures. It’s like an immune system-strengthener in a bowl, and we’ve added kale and sweet potatoes for even more antioxidant power. Plus, who doesn’t love the taste?

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  • Coconut Cashew Thai Soup

    This Thai-inspired soup comes with all of the Thai food flavors you love thanks to ingredients like garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and coconut milk. It’s just way healthier than most takeout versions. Plus, it’s simple to make but looks pretty impressive as a dish to serve to friends, especially if you go for the garnish.

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  • Tex-Mex Black Bean Soup

    Easy, fast fuel is the name of the game here, since we start with canned black bean soup and amp up the protein even more with chicken and flavor- and nutrient-boosters like avocado and onion.

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  • Kale White Bean With Spicy Chorizo

    Nutrient-dense squash and spicy chicken sausage are just two of the many delicious, hearty ingredients in this superstar soup.

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