7 Super Soups

By , SparkPeople Blogger
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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Comments

I use a basic light creamed soup recipe (like the cauliflower one above) and turn it into a cream of anything soup. What ever vegetables I have on hand. Today I will be making cream of celery (and tossing in leftover rotisserie chicken too). Report
Making home-made soup is one of my favorite things. I will definitely be trying most of these! Report
All look very delicious & thank you SO much for the slow-cooker recipes... my slow-cooker is my best friend Report
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Some of us on the Official Healthy Cooking Challenge are going to make all of these before the year is over: sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messag
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Soups look good but I always want to eat crackers or cheese on them and that's no good. Report
I made the chicken and rice soup a few weeks ago, it was good! I left out the mushrooms though because I don't like them, I used extra carrots in it instead. Report
I can't wait to try every one of them. I love soup anytime, anywhere. Report
i love slow cooker meals... can't wait for holidays and vacation to be over to try them.... Report
Soups look okay but what's with all the white bread? Report
2DIETORNOT2DIET
Love soups but was never a big fan of any cream soups. Report
Ohh that chicken & rice recipe looks yummy! Report
MARBUECK1
One of my BIG problem is night snacking! How can you quit that? Report
MARBUECK1
I need those recipes and all the help i can get to loose the pounds i am now determened to get rid of! How i understand now is the more protein the better well at least the amount the body needs not more of course. I have been overweight far to long! Report
I have a bag of that ham and beans mix in the cabinet right now, will have to make some, need some ham or ham hocks first. My husband is not satisfied with soup as a main meal, except or a beef stew. Otherwise he gets a small serving of Progresso Light with his lunch sandwich. But he isn't thrilled about it, herbs and spices do not turn him on, no matter what the health pundits say. Report
I used to make a very thick soup with ham and this 21 bean soup mix that they used have at Save on Foods and split peas and pasta - it probably was NOT Sparkpeople fare (unless you had a thimbleful) but it was good. Report
Pho! We need a good Pho!
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