5 Holiday Soups and Stews

A soothing bowl of soup or stew is just what the Wise Woman ordered during the frantic holiday season. One-pot meals are easy on the cook, and these five favorites are chock-full of health-promoting ingredients (like garlic, for instance) to help keep you and your family healthy this winter.

Try the White Bean Soup, a winter favorite in the Tuscan countryside, or the marvelously healing Ten Mothers Garlic Soup. There is a spicy Kwanzaa-inspired African Potato Stew, a meatless Split Pea Soup with crunchy toasted croutons, and a tender Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder. Just add a loaf of crusty bread and a crisp salad and dinner is served–comforting, warming, and delicious. Here are the recipes:

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Ten Mothers Garlic Soup

Split Pea Soup with Toasted Croutons

Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

African Potato Stew

Collected by the Care2 Staff.

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Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


Mia Reh
Mia Reh2 years ago

Thanks for sharing, yummie

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Dale O.


Kath P.
Kath P.2 years ago

The Tuscan White Bean recipe looks great. Thanks

Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy2 years ago


Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

Love stews and looking forward to trying these out,thanks!!!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez3 years ago

These sound so good! Thanks for sharing the recipes. Will have to try a few of them before it gets warm again!

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

I can't wait to try this