7 Super Soups

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11/16/2012 6:00 PM   :  15 comments   :  17,700 Views

As the weather turns cold, heat up your meal planning with cozy soup recipes.  Soup doesn't need to be boring, plain or unsubstantial. Add ingredients like beans, lean proteins and whole grains to turn it into a complete nutritious meal. Avoid high sodium broths. Instead use spices and seasonings to add flavor. Double the recipe and use the left over's for tomorrow's lunch or freeze it to enjoy another night. Curl up with a cup of soup this week by using these recipes and resources. 
 

 
Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Ditch the condensed "cream of whatever" soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup.
 
CALORIES: 172.3  |  FAT: 1.8g  |  PROTEIN: 21.3g  |  CARBS: 13.8g  |  FIBER: 1.7g

 

Slow Cooker Northern Bean and Spinach Soup

This hearty soup is perfect for when there is a chill in the air, and you want dinner waiting for you as you walk in the door. NOTE: You must soak the beans overnight.

CALORIES: 216.5  |  FAT: 7.4g  |  PROTEIN: 18.4g  |  CARBS: 33.2g  |  FIBER: 16.2g
 


Chef Meg's Vegetable Beef Soup


Prepare Chef Meg's Beef Roast recipe and use 12 ounces (four servings) of the leftover meat to make this quick, hearty, healthy soup.

CALORIES: 119.8  |  FAT: 3.6g  |  PROTEIN: 15.9g  |  CARBS: 4.7g  |  FIBER: 0.9g
 


Chef Meg's Tomato Soup


This tomato soup is so rich and thick you'll swear it's laden with cream and butter. Nope! The trick to this recipe is really good tomatoes. Don't try to use mealy, pale supermarket tomatoes. The soup will be bland. 

CALORIES: 98.9  |  FAT: 4.1g  |  PROTEIN: 2.5g  |  CARBS: 14.3g  |  FIBER: 1.5g



Baked Potato Soup 


Chef Meg lowered the fat and calories of traditional potato soup by using 1% milk and using bacon and cheese as garnishes instead of ingredients.

CALORIES: 261.4  |  FAT: 8.6g  |  PROTEIN: 10.6g  |  CARBS: 36.2g  |  FIBER: 3.5g
 


Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Chef Meg's Makeover)


This sweet and spicy soup is a staple of Thai takeout. Chef Meg recreated it for a fraction of the cost and sodium!

CALORIES: 224.1  |  FAT: 13.3g  |  PROTEIN: 22.9g  |  CARBS: 6.4g  |  FIBER: 1.7g



Creamy Cauliflower Soup


Perfect for lunch or a light dinner. This cauliflower soup is easy to prepare and is very healthy for you.
 
CALORIES: 128.7  |  FAT: 3.3g  |  PROTEIN: 9.3g  |  CARBS: 17g  |  FIBER: 3.9g

More Soup Resources from SparkPeople:Each week we share a themed collection of our favorite SparkRecipes. Browse the entire collection of "What's for Dinner?" blogs

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