14 Healthy & Hearty Soups
When the weather gets cold and gloomy, there are few foods as comforting as soup. Whether it’s a simple ode to one of the beautiful vegetables of the season or something more hearty, these soups will be welcome additions to your fall and winter menus.
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This is the soup to celebrate the autumn season, as brilliantly orange in color as the turning leaves and filled with the comforting beta-carotene antioxidants our bodies crave this time of year.
Click Here for Recipe: Butternut Soup with Sage Croutons
Leeks give lots of iron-rich mineral nourishment, while garlic and onions add their immune-boosting and heart-healthy benefits. Paired with a crisp salad, this soup makes a perfect cozy supper.
Recipe: Vegan Creamy Potato Leek Soup
This Italian classic is loaded with veggies and the beans of your choice, for an added protein boost.
Recipe: Minestrone Soup
Carrots take center stage in this gorgeously simple soup.
Recipe: Roasted Carrot Soup
Next: Borscht & Curried Pumpkin Soup
Spicy horseradish adds a kick to this vibrant fuchsia beet soup.
This delightfully creamy, spicy soup gets its lovely orange color and sweetness–as well as a hefty boost of antioxidants–from canned pumpkin.
Recipe: Curried Pumpkin Soup
The trick with this soup is that the creaminess comes from a mashed potato, not from any dairy. This soup is quick and easy to make – perfect for a busy evening.
Recipe: Vegan Cream of Broccoli
Both rich and flavorful, this vegetarian black bean chili soup is chock full of vegetables. The refried beans added at the end gives the broth a nice creamy texture.
Recipe: Black Bean Chili Soup
This African dish is delicious, filling, and cheap to make. A healthy dose of peanut butter gives it a protein boost. If you’re sensitive to peanuts, any nut or seed butter will do the trick.
Recipe: Eggplant & Peanut Stew
The earthy flavor of parsnips goes especially well with fragrant pears, but carrots or even rutabaga work nicely in this soup as well.
Recipe: Roasted Parsnip & Pear Soup
Next: Thai Coconut Soup & Quick Black Bean Soup
If you’re looking for a break from the standard soup lineup, try this coconut milk and curry concoction.
Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup
This tasty vegan soup is so quick to make, it’s perfect for a weekday evening.
Recipe: Quick Black Bean Soup
This comforting tomato and garlic soup is not only sinfully easy to make, it is designed to help ease colds and sniffles while it adds a little zesty spice to your supper.
Recipe: Healing Tomato Soup
In this clean and simple vegan soup, miso paste and wine are used to add depth of flavor without relying on vegetable stock.
Recipe: Vegan Vichyssoise
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